While 13.04 has received many "meh" reviews from the press, and has the newly limited support window of just 9 months, it offers significant improvements in performance and stability over 12.10.
Sorry about the delay on this it got overlapped with some large updates with image region transfers and kernel management but its rolled out now! =]
You can upgrade the droplet yourself but the new kernel is not available yet.
I also did the upgrade to 13.04 but I can't select the new 3.8.0 kernel.
Although not quite the same - and not recommended over SSH - I have done the command line distribution upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 with no issues on a DO droplet
Will be getting it added shortly =]
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