Ah, the bane of my existence (I develop software for a living).
Programmers are almost always given unrealistic deadlines because, you know, "It's ridiculous how long it takes to write high quality software. It shouldn't take so long! In fact, we're just going to release it next Friday, so guys, make sure it's done by then, okay?" Of course, these deadlines are typically given to us by people who have never written a line of code in their life (looking at you, Marketing).
On the upside, once it's out the door we get to listen to a new complaint.
"It's ridiculous how many problems there are with this software! Why didn't they take the time to test and fix the problems before releasing it?"
I for one think the developers should take as much time as they need to get 3.0 finished. From what I've seen so far, it looks very cool. Why rush them into delivering something that's not ready? What they really want (as do all programmers) is to deliver something awesome. Personally, I want to encourage that, even if it means I have to wait a little longer.
Of course, the possibility exists that I don't have a completely unbiased perspective.
I'm not one of the people complaining or getting impatient, but... we are going on 8 months after it was announced, and surely was being worked on before that to debut at NAMM. Considering it's being integrated into current software and is only meant to communicate changes to the KPA (assuming), it's doesn't strike many as the highest mountain to climb. When you also consider ToastME is a pretty serviceable as an editor, that was done part time by a guy who isn't a Kemper employee, I can understand what makes some people ask what's taking so long.
Personally, I'm ok with waiting given that it's been announced, and hopefully the wait is in part adding functionality beyond the very basic controls shown at NAMM. Perhaps due to suggestions in this thread?
But if the new OS and Stage rollout is any judge, my expectations for how functional it's going to be on day 1 is pretty tempered. Does feel like it's taking a really long time, though.