It used to be called The Microsoft Mantra: Four R's.
My Nokia never needed a reboot.
I was appalled when I was told by customer service to reboot my PEBL.
I wasn't even surprised when BlackBerry wanted to reboot after installing practically anything, and sometimes even by itself, for a good measure.
I guess I have nobody but myself to blame that I didn't figure out that a simple reboot would fix the problems I was having lately. But no, it didn't occur to me, I've put too much faith in the development team, and it took a call to T-Mobile customer service (hilarious call, I should say) to cure that.
All right, now that I know that Four R's is applicable to Android, my life is easier.
It's still disgusting, though. Thought they would do better than that.