Here's the thing, though: I'm not just verifying bugs. I'm performing lots of other tests at the same time.
For example, a bug I verified was a display problem with replication progress. This is a small issue, but, hey, it's fixed, so we'll verify it.
To verify it, I had to:
- install two systems
- create a volume on one system
- configure replication between the two systems
- configure replication on the volume
So, just to verify one bug, I had to do an installation test, a volume creation test, and a replication test. All I had to do was a quick check to confirm these weren't throwing errors not visible to the end user, and then I have a small other thing done. Repeat enough time, and this adds up to rather a lot.
So next time you're verifying a simple bug, ask yourself what other tests you're doing. You may be accomplishing more than you think!