A recent post of Drugmonkey's on the role of review in the scientific discussion got me thinking. Specifically, his statement:
After all, we wouldn't have submitted the dang thing in the first place if we didn't think it was ready for publication as-is, right?
I started wondering to myself whether or not I would spend more time on a manuscript if I thought it was going directly to print or if the review stage is an unconscious safety net. We know we're going to have another crack at it post-review, right?