They deserve some praise. Highest praise? The jury is out on that one. On an existing WHM 68 box that is now on .14, I see the options -- but they were enabled. I disabled them. If servers upgrading from WHM 66 to 68 have those options ENabled by default I'd consider that a fail. The idea is not to have _any_ of these emails sent out, not even once, unless the admin enables those options. In summary, assuming that a WHM 66 to 68 update does not automatically have those options disabled, I feel they should.v68.0.14 introduced 3 new AutoSSL notification settings in WHM >> SSL/TLS >> Manage AutoSSL > Options which would seem to be the result of the "Implemented case CPANEL-16842: Add options to disable AutoSSL notifications."
I think the cPanel developers deserve the highest praise for both acknowledging the communities concerns, and acting so promptly to mitigate the unintended consequences of the new AutoSSL notifications feature.