I don't mean to be cynical, but it is pretty ironic. One guy complains about the Seismic Design Manual for the 1997 UBC not being published in a timely manner, accompanied with statewide seminars. The other guy complains about too many errors and the fact that it might be better to hold off on releasing a document until it is properly checked using a consensus approach.
So basically, the documnet should be produced fast with no errors and no ommissions and at no cost (volunteer effort). Sounds like any structural design - from a developer's point of view (or his/her dreams!)
I apologize, but I could not resist.