I wouldn't be so sure about this. Also, the latest string of major issues (KRACK, etc) all seem to indicate much of security has been theater.Any home user with a default/deny setup doesn't have to get all bent out of shape over these kernel vulnerabilities. Malware won't exploit a vulnerability on your system if it can't run in the first place.
Anyone downplaying this for consumers and their individual machines is probably accurate. However the damage and issues here for enterprise can't really be downplayed. Patch Tuesday should be interesting, we have all hands on deck for it. In early test patching the impact on VM's and SQL hasn't been pretty and remember, the majority of 'out there' relies on VM's and SQL. I'm sure Azure has enough spare horsepower to ratchet up their VM allocations to compensate but many (most?) companies don't.
I have the resources to replace all of my homes hardware, if needed. But it just so happens all of this fell on the normal 3 year refresh on my notebooks so all of it was due to be replaced over the next few months anyway. This just accelerated all of it and gave me a reason to un-lazy myself on the matter. As of 11PM EST last night we don't have a single Intel CPU in the home. However I admit I am probably a much fatter target than the general public so it's more pertinent for me.