I spend a lot of time working on builds. I've done it for years for many companies and in many environments. Recently I suggested in the WiX-Users list that it would be a good thing to refactor the NAnt/CVS/SourceForge system into a clean MSBuild/TFS/CodePlex system. Naturally my opinion was ripped as always by Bob Arnson who claimed that it was too distruptive and a bad ROI.
Course the interesting thing is WiX hasn't had a weekly build in over a month now and a recent blog by Rob explains why. It seems that the Visual Studio team is providing a developer resource to do some build refactoring and that the entire code baseline is currently unstable.
Very interesting indeed...
Personally I don't understand the concept of `holding off on builds for awhile` though. I've always been tought to build early and build often. As many refactorings that I've done over the years, I don't believe I've ever brought a build down for an entire month and counting.