When a company tells its customers they're postponing a release for "polishing"... that is PR putting a positive spin on a bad situation. When a company tells itself they're postponing release for "polishing" ... that, my friends, is politics.
If I hear the "polish" excuse, I think the product has too many:
- Broken features... that is, good ol' bugs. Hopefully minor things like typos and not hangs or crashes.
- Half-finished features. Either the feature was poorly specced to begin with or the software engineer cut corners to finish on time.
- Poorly designed features. Maybe it sounded good on paper but beta testers found it boring.
I had a point to all this... but lost it. Meh. I'm just bitter they delayed Smash Bros Brawl again.