Here's what new pulseaudio does after update in Rawhide today:
VLC media player 0.8.6h Janus
E: core-util.c: Failed to state home directory /q/zaitcev/.pulse: No such file or directory
E: core-util.c: Assertion 'fn' failed at pulsecore/core-util.c:1086, function pa_lock_lockfile(). Aborting.
Talkative library functions are bad enough, but aborting and taking down whole application?! How amateurish.