We had some troubles with the distribution. Some of the merchants who have upgraded to 184.108.40.206 in Merchant wave were able to upgrade to 220.127.116.11 which in Developer wave. As soon 18.104.22.168 also in Developer wave even with Merchant wave in store's settings they saw the ability to upgrade to 5.4.0.x. We fixed it.
Here is changelog for the latest 22.214.171.124 in Developer wave: https://devs.x-cart.com/changelog/126.96.36.199_-_25_Jul_2019.html
Could you please confirm that you're not seeing the ability to upgrade to 188.8.131.52 while your store in Merchant wave?
For productions stores on XC 5.3.6.x I recommend to wait until September 2019.