Suppose you're working on a free Open Source software and still lack a proper community after years, but you still keep on working... would you release version 1.0.0? I hesitate, because I would love to have feedback before and fix bugs. And I don't know if it makes any difference. I think it was for instance the point where Vue.js took off, but I think that's probably not normal.
I sometimes feel a bit sad, because of all the work put into the project and almost no feedback (but somehow now more than 200 stars on Github, which is a lot in my eyes).