Dunno… I beg to differ
I’m used to using beta software and daily builds, and usually the bugs can be worked around, or the features simply not used until they’re ready - while a lot of improvements are ready and do work just fine. So the inconvenience of using “unstable” software to me, in practice, is much, much smaller than the inconvenience of having to wait months or even a year to use the new features.
Obviously it’s different with, say, a browser, then a HD defrag or backup program. And yeah, Renoise is more important than a browser, and corrupted songs would suck - but I think this is mainly a hypethetical/fear issue, not a real one… and even if it wasn’t, I personally can live with some collateral damage. It’s all about weighing the costs/risks/gains.
But I can see how it’s easier on the devs to do their thing, wrap it, look it over once more, and THEN release a beta. I’m fine with that. I just wish they had the resources/nerves to do weekly builds, especially everybody would still be free to use the old, stable version. It wouldn’t change anything for the more trepid users, but a lot for me. Alas…