Yes that and having all your resources committed to support as a result of good sales.

Sure. But not every scenario is a new product venture play. I completely agree that coming to market when code is in beta condition is a fool’s move, unless the money is running out and you need a corporate sugar daddy. But 95% of the time, we’re talking about a product already in release, and what the customer is wanting is an enhancement to the next rev level. Different situation.

But some manager put it on the list of REQUIRED fields.

Ah. I flashed to another real situation I had, when our product incorporated all the demographic information that is required by the Feds to manage affirmative action. That was great, until we went to market internationally, and started to find out that other nations were *prohibited* from asking that demographic information……..

Free markets, free minds. Question all narratives. If you think one political party is right and the other party is evil, the problem with our politics is you.