I've been thinking about this off and on, and I think one of the reasons why I don't play Minecraft as often as many other players is because of the constant updates. There have been many times when I've constructed a home or explored an elaborate world... and then they announce a new update. So for me to see the new features, I have to start over with a fresh world. So it ends up being a never-ending cycle of creation and abandonment.
I suppose there's some sort of philosophical meaning in that alone....
In any case, I'm wondering if there will ever be a point where the developers finally toss their hands in the air and say "It's done! We've perfected Minecraft as much as we can!" But what then? Will people then want to move on to the next and latest game? Is the cycle of never-ending updates a way to keep players interested in the game?
What are your thoughts - especially if you're a much more regular player than I am? Do you like this game model of constant updates and restarting from scratch? Or do you hope that someday Minecraft will finally end as a "finished" product?