We often present it as a non-compromising expectation of quality. So pedantic are we that we would rather delay than ship work that is anything less than perfect. This is commendable if it’s true.
It’s probably not true. Perfection is not something that just happens. It is the result of years of work, honing skills, working, improving, practising your craft. It’s not waiting for but pursued. It’s an active process of immersion and commitment to achieve what is necessary to produce that which is perfect.
Perfection in our craft is earned.
Waiting for it before you ship anything is not commendable, it’s incapacitating.