Quote Originally Posted by MacUntu View Post
I'd predict more ranting than testing, because Beta seems to be the milestone where a lot of unexperienced users start using the system.

It also seems wrong to me to make substantial changes to a system if it's in its beta state.
Unexperienced users are what's needed to test a system like this, that's what usability-testing is all about.

But I agree that major changes shouldn't happen once something is in beta. It's conflicting forces though, normal users rarely pick up alphas because of fear it'll break, yet that is what is needed for UI-changes to happen. How to adress this problem?