Originally Posted by schmidtbag
You can argue over what programs are good and why they were made but it doesn't change the fact that if the core KDE devs keep dividing their attention like that, nothing will turn out good enough. I have no problem about their motives or intentions, the problem is their priorities and timing.
Well, quite a few things turned out to be good enough: Digikam, K3b, Amarok. All of these benefitted from having KDE libraries at their disposal, and were (arguably still are) best-in-class applications.