Hey OP has a point - however, it's not something that hasn;t applied to every other big phone release.
Moto Q - was super hot. After realse, OS bugs hurt it;s rep
BB Storm - Is still super hot, but had an inital trip up after release. Jury still out
iPhone - best "out of the gates" results, but styill had some early bug fixes pushed out to the hpone.
I'd be suprised if anyone on this board thought the phone would be released and there would be no bugs. However, i think the level of confidence in Palm's ability to support the bugs and release updates (directly to phone, instead of a required Sync) has greatly increased.