They could do something similar with iOS but that would require Apple to cede some control over the ways in which devs can access the filesystem and...well...that isn't going to happen (and honestly, that's not terrible as much as I would love rudimentary filesystem access).
And this is exactly what you can do. Im not sure exactly how it works, and why, but if you use a App like this Easy Shortcut Icon
you can create shortcuts to your home screen and change the icons. There is also this one
It works for web app's and bookmarks too, but the way it reads (and I'm sure I have downloaded at one stage a app like it) you can select which App you want to change the icon, it makes a Alias, and you hide your real app in another folder.
Here's hoping Apple does a "Snow Leopard-esque" release. While I don't think iOS is in any rough shape, it's more than capable enough and could use some time to settle.
Fingers crossed, and I agree wholeheartedly. I would like to see a few additions, but to polish it up, and get iCloud perfect, instead of giving a=us a full blown OS would be great.
Brent, how are you man? I haven't seen you around these parts much lately (or maybe I'm the one out of the loop).
Mate, good to be back. I have been away a little, due to a personal battle, and my mum lost her battle with C shortly before Christmas. All in all, I'm doing well, all things considered. I have missed this place, and all my mates, but glad to be back.
I hope you have been behaving and have not been dropping the Ban Hammer too much
EDIT: Too funny. I just opened up my App Store to see a update for Prompt 2 (a ssh client for iOS) and they too just mentioned "Snow Leopard"