It's always that way. JIRA Cloud will always have the latest stable version. They mention this on their Cloud blogs (https://confluence.atlassian.com/cloud/how-to-follow-the-atlassian-cloud-documentation-blog-686854099.html) which is also documented here https://confluence.atlassian.com/cloud/application-versions-687219181.html
Because Cloud is always maintained at the latest version of JIRA that Atlassian consider stable.
Rolling and constant upgrades are one of the selling points.
I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
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