I'd agree that they should have fixed the bugs, but I also say there's no way GoPro can stop developing their new product either and thinking they should not release new tech is silly.
Falling behind the competition in tech specs is very, very bad for most tech companies.
If anything they should have hired more people to work on fixing bugs on the GoPro 3 while continuing the 3+ development at the same time. You can't fall behind in a technology based company and delaying the GoPro 3+ will have hurt their company a lot while all their competitors were releasing upgrades.
With regards to battery, GoPro's battery sucks, but it's one of the prices you pay for the higher image quality and power inside the small chasis. You'll also find the drift isn't as sharp as the GoPro with video recording, which is one of the drawbacks (it's not sunshine and rainbows for the competitors).
More power = crummier battery life unless you want to make the package bigger and bulkier to fit a bigger battery, which would annoy a whole different set of customers.
Funny enough the yearly updates you're against are one of the ways for them to offer better battery life as the power consumption of the chips they use goes down.
I'm not trying to say GoPro's an angel (they screwed up with their buggy software), but I think you have to be realistic about complaints. And I'm saying this as someone with a slightly buggy GoPro 3 Black that I've had since last year.
Them releasing new hardware and the existing problems are two separate complaints. They can't and shouldn't stop updating their hardware, but at the same time I do agree that they really should pay more attention to the current bugs and problems customers are having, but I'm just trying to be realistic in separating the 2 things as different issues.
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Last edited by Jed; 10-01-2013 at 07:42 AM.