In order to get press and funding and be relevant, a lot of tech companies focus a great deal on being on the front lines of their industry's technology.
Many annual technology shows focus on "concepts," prototypes and recent market introductions.
But what about those companies who have a lot of legacy product that is displeasing to their customer base.
Some gaming companies seem to rarely (if ever) get the bugs out of previous releases.
Some problems which apple users have complained about for several OS upgrades still exist.
One of the things that is interesting about Flickr since its acquisition by SmugMug is that they seem to be devoting a greater percentage of their focus to legacy infrastructure rather than trying to be "ahead of the curve."
So, as an end user, which do you prefer "state of the art" but buggy or solid infrastructure but a year behind the buggy competitor?