I have been working with SQL server on and off since SQL Server 6.5, the old advice that still rings in my head was never to do an in-place upgrade.
I'm currently upgrading my 2008 R2 DEV and TEST systems to SQL Server 2012 and need to use the same hardware. The thought of not having to restore my Reporting services configuration is very attractive and i'm really up against the wall time wise. There is no analysis services involved or anything unusual or non-standard - only the database engine and reporting services are installed.
Has anyone experienced serious issues with in-place upgrades? Or should I reevaluate my position about in-place upgrades?