3.4 going through to April 2017 is a good thing. I honestly don't believe that 4.x is up or ready for prime time yet, but I hope that it gets there soon. Quite frankly, Xen's is far more appealing in a lot of ways compared to IPB 4. I don't say that lightly since I've been involved with over 60 IPB licenses.
Point well made, Lindy. The new Ford Escape 1.6L EcoBoost was a tough launch that required a lot of Bayer aspirin to be air lifted in from Germany. Things happen with new product launches in every industry.
Love old Mopars! We came pretty close to making a new Dodge Shelby Challenger, but it just didn't happen . I believe that it would have been a fun project with Dodge and a precursor to the Hellcat, but that's another story for another day. Here's one of my GT500KRs - it started as a development car and ended up being a monster with 857 horses (unusable for the most part) - but it sounds amazing, very old school idle and it's a blast to drive.
If we thought this way in the auto industry, it would be rather difficult to convince people that they shouldn't get the new Corvette over the previous gen. You EXPECT that a premium product is stellar at launch. . .we're not talking about freeware here. At any rate, I don't think that 4.0 is awful.