You make a point - but it doesn't really affect me as I know how to handle things and besides most of the possible troubles, that don't effect lacking functionality in several components of eOS, are handled in the same way they are under unity, KDE, gnome etc.
At the moment the thing is, that I need to replace midori with FF or Chromium, Geary with Thunderbird and everything's fine.
It fits my use case like a glove and runs really stable at it: Blender + Krita, RAW-Editing with Rawtherapee, Scribus and Inkscape for DTP and basic Design terms. Although I'm sometimes having a look at LibreCAD and use eOS for all the other things I do for my studies and my job at the university (Mainly PSPP and R things, as well as making Tests etc.), writing papers, making worksheets and so on :)
The Base is stable, and the UI, which is the thing that's the reason I use eOS also is. Music runs great and all the other things work just like they do in a normal Ubuntu-Environment.
And as this is the point for me, I'm still going to hype it - knowing pretty well about it's limitations (every OS has these and OSX 10.5, which was final, never ran as stable and smooth on my old Macbook as eOS does on my TP, neither did Windows 3.1 - 8 ).