Hmm, it's hard to know, but we, on this forumpages, are not the majority of the n97 buyers. They are out there in the world and most of them don't even know about this discussionsites.
Or, Nokia have problems with making a good fw update on a phone that has bad hardware. I think it's better that Nokia works hard on the updates, rather than release them to early, just to release them.
I think they should relese them as soon as they get them - it is not like the N97 can get any worse.
There is some discussion that the next firmware will be the new symbian^2 - I am not holding my breath as i am usually disappointed by both Nokia and Symbian when it come to the n97
I do give them top points for the latest maps - first good app they have delivered, so maybe there is a bit of hope.