And as far as "lists" are concerned, most games aren't blessed with players who are so passionate about the game that perfection is the only thing they'll accept.
I don't think that anyone is asking for perfection, at all. Even if all 200 or so identified problems are corrected in ANW, this would only bring it back to the same level of function offered by H3. However, at that point, ANW would be superior to H3 because of all the new functions added to ANW. Sadly, at this time, in my personal opinion, and best estimation, ANW is functional approximately 60% of the time when compared to what H3 was capable of doing (and what was promised in the ANW manuals) while H3 was closer to 85%.
Make no mistake, though. I am pretty certain no one wants to stick with H3 and think that the reason it is mentioned so often is to show how well the ANW functions could work.