Kyle Neath comments on The last 10% of a redesign process and how many either do not focus enough on it or they leave it out all together.
I can definitely say that I’ve been guilty of this myself, and Kyle hits the nail on the head when he points to the struggle it is to have the self-control needed to focus on the final details. We’re seeing this more and more even on the corporate level when we see tons of new products being released as “beta” and staying as such for a long time.
Kyle also notes that by focusing on this last 10%, his site now lives up to his own expectations. Perhaps it isn’t that people get lazy for the last 10%, but that their personal expectations are too low? An interesting topic and discussion.