Cutter John wrote:
I have to give Notch props for taking care of bugs in a fairly prompt manner. I think its just the way he just tends to add features in a random, half-assed sort of way, then just seems to forget about them. Wolves, the Nether, Achievement, that sort of thing. They're good ideas, but they only seem half finished.
He may not have a full design in mind. He may implement an idea when he thinks of one. Sees how it adds to the gameplay and how the community feel about it, before determining how to perfect it, or deciding whether it's worth perfecting at all.