@OdysseyFan and @Scientific Guy both of you stop, hold on and take a step back. We can't be getting mad at each other. If this site is going to continue we all need to work together; and that will never happen if we are at each other. OdysseyFan I do think you over reacted there when you deleted the page.
I totaly understand not wanting to chase down stray ends, and it would be much simpler if the whole process gets done at once. However that is not always going to happen, for many reasons: the wiki being broken, a user simply not knowing about a step, not able, or simply does not want to do X. In any case I do not think we should be deleting (given the information is correct) steps because the whole task was not done.
For example a new book release has 8 steps (not counting the news announcement) if 5 of them gets done should we sill delete and revert them because all 8 were not finished? No that sounds ridiculous. If would take more work to revert those 5 changes, than it would to finish the other 3 steps. Now just keep backing up that example till you are at one step done. If we would not remove a change for X steps done, then why would we for only 1 step done.
While your analogy "if you only drive 2 miles of a 3 mile trip you still aren't there" is true, here on the wiki no single user is the only driver.
I have started working on the Help:New release page. I now see that having everything documented it is more important than we currently value it. I'm sure once published it will help alleviate this kind of problem. Then we can simply point users to the process, and if or when something is not done accordingly we can message them and instruct them on what should of been done.
Now, because we do not have really anything documented, it is up to whoever finds it to do something. That leaves the process open (like this case) to big misunderstandings. One person thought making one page was fine, another thought that the whole process should be complete.
In New release I have outlined a process for documenting a partially completed job. Ideally that will be a happy median and solve both sides of this issue. We will have the progress tracked so no hunting down stray ends, and users will not be forced to do the whole 9 yards.