Hibernate 6 is coming out and there are 2 features of especial interest.
First, it's Jakarta hibernate, so the package naming moves from javax.persistence to jakarta.persistence
Secondly, a major internal change has been made to improve performance.
As anyone who has done raw JDBC probably knows, when you get a ResultSet row you can obtain column values in one of 2 ways:
A) By column position relative to the query, starting with column 1
B) By column name
Up to now, Hibernate has used option B. The problem is that since JDBC operates on a serial data channel, column values are generally returned in column order and then stored in column order in the driver's internal result cache. So a simple table lookup by column number is very low overhead. On the other hand, retrieval by column name generally means that a Map has to be set up to find the column values and worse, the lookup has to be in some way normalized to be case-independent. That can be a lot less efficient.
So in Hibernate 6, they've switched to Option A.
The secret of how to be miserable is to constantly expect things are going to happen the way that they are "supposed" to happen.
You can have faith, which carries the understanding that you may be disappointed. Then there's being a willfully-blind idiot, which virtually guarantees it.