I totally agree. There are numerous applications getting poor reviews when the app developer has an update that's been waiting weeks or months to be released by Apple. (People don't read the descriptions.) In many cases I have personally seen app store app comments that existed weeks ago while I await an update for apps I own. In other cases I have been told this via email after writing the author. Exactly what does Apple do to test or qualify updates? AT&T released a GPS navigator app that crashes and puts my iPhone 3G into burner mode yet and doesn't even have the ability to retrieve a destination address from the iPhone address book. If there was ever a reason NOT to release an app - this is it. Missing the most basic of Apple functionality. I guess AT&T gets its own play book. (Of course Apple would never release a product without cut/copy/paste now would it?)
Apple has become the evil empire. I stopped hating Microsoft years ago. My contempt is now split between AT&T and Apple (OK... I hate United Airlines, too).