An earlier post lamented that they shipped too late. Now I get the concept of a Minimum VIABLE Product, but there seems to be a movement that you should ship as soon as you can even if its buggy as hell. There’s a saying by Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) that “if you are not embarrased by the first version of your product you’ve launched too late”.
I’m sorry but that sounds like a total disrespect to your initial users. Your users shouldn’t be rewarded for their investment of time with a crappy user experience.
But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe users should be treated like crap, and you keep throwing crap at them until it turns into gold. Then you make millions.
Anyone wished they launched later when they had a better working/polished product?