The package management lacks a bit if I'm not mistaken. Packages getting not well worked on. An example could be monit
"The package has not yet entered testing even though the 10-day delay is over."
"[2002-11-29] Accepted monit 1:3.0-1 (i386 source) "
Sure quite some time since last change ... v3.1 is out with bugs fixed, etc
This is just one example. Another one could be sendmail
"38 days old (needed 0 days) "
[2002-10-31] Accepted sendmail 8.12.6-8 (i386 source all)
And in the news there is
sendmail (8.12.6-8) unstable; urgency=emergency
EMERGENCY should be an emergency shouldn't it ?