Administrator UX: Identify pending extension DB updates
As described in MM by @mattwire:
The existing extension upgrades prompt is next to useless because it doesn't tell you which extensions have database upgrades waiting so you have to just click and cross your fingers! If, instead it gave a list of extensions with database upgrades it would at least give the user something to "decide".
I do see a use-case for not automatically running them as it gives you the opportunity to decide to rollback the extension instead of upgrade at that point. But that may not actually be useful in the real world (ie. outside of my developer world).
So, either run them automatically and tell the user they were run. Or don't run them and tell the user what is actually in need of upgrade.