Folks I just updated, I followed my guide:
I updated laravel first, not framework but laravel.
Ran composer update.
The only problem I had was one error: Attribute [auth] does not exist.
But no problem, I then ran:
composer require laravel/ui "^2.0"
All was fixed, installed and good to go. Zero other problems.
Took 17 minutes. This was development, I am sure a server would take longer with the git pushing, etc.