Kinda like games and DLCs nowadays, they just can't all arrive in one big package.
Well at-least Canon ain't charging anything for firmware updates, you just have to wait. LOL.
In the case of 6D though, if they have few "crippled" functions and can be activated via fws then I think its not all that bad is it?
But if I was one of the early adopters I would be furious, maybe a bit glad later on.