Firefox eventually shipped working software that people actually use.
And what is one left to make of the ill-informed stories written about it like "Late, fat, and ugly"?
I reserve the right to be dubious in public and in private at every press release which trumpets loudly that eschaton is immanent.
"Press release"? "Eschaton is immanent"?!? (Do you know what "immanent" means? I think Buckley's turning over.)
How is me posting on PerlMonks, in the section designated for people to "share opinions on ... Perl 6 development", a press release? How is it loudly trumpeting anything? You say I'm exaggerating?
I think I've earned the right to be skeptical.
I'm all for skepticism. I don't think anyone has to earn the right to it (I accept that you apparently do). But that doesn't mean you have to voice your skepticism, and it doesn't excuse you repeating, in unchanging, assertive, and extreme language, points that have already been reasonably addressed, which it's clear you have at least read (even if you haven't understood them).