Twister_UK wrote:...you'd think they would at least give the beta test team a chance to break it before...
It's no different from the release of the new client and all the subsequent problems.
[my worthless opinion] I suspect it's all down to the "Apple Maps effect". People influenced by the bad publicity for Apple looking for an alternative, plus good publicity for Waze and there's suddenly a massive influx of users. I think the company feels under pressure to get the latest updates out there and they're not being careful enough to avoid mistakes - not unlike Apple themselves. [/my worthless opinion]
For what it's worth I understand the pressure. I have spent weeks working on the areas where I went on holiday and where some towns were quite un-navigable. There were practically no users at all there and it was for my own satisfaction. Lately, I've realised I'm providing the first impression for a lot of new users - and I don't want them to go away unhappy.
Good luck with your script hacking. No pressure, but we're all depending on you!