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With respect to how it affects the usage model of the software/hardware, it's just the usual nitpicking about whatever features irk people. But you're right, in that people wouldn't bother complaining if they didn't generally assume perfection.
For example, if you have an object that only meets 50% of your expectations, your gripes are more general and you don't feel the need to defend the device as you complain. On the other hand, if you have an object that meets 95% of your expectations, your gripes will be more specific. However, because the device lives up to almost all your expectations, you feel the need to defend it while you complain.
Alternatively, it could be a mild form of denial, but I'd like to think I complain about my iPhone this way because it truly does meet 95% of my expectations, and not because "I spent $500 on it and damn it I'm gonna like it."
Humanity in general has a deep-seated need to complain about what it loves. I call this factor "Brittany Spears". Public Demand created and sustains her, and in turn, she feeds our schadenfreude. Her Window's equivalent is her sister, Jaime Lynn, from whom no one expects a thing and therefore we don't complain.