KDE 4 was released in 2008 and it was supposed to be ported to Windows. We're in 2017 and KDE 5 is still far from being considered stable on Windows. And I'm sure you can also think of many examples of programs promised and never delivered or underdelivered.
It was ported to Windows. I cannot check the remarks about stability because I use Linux, but it sounds plausible. There's only a handful (maybe 2 or 3) developers working on Windows support in their spare-time AFAIK. I would guess that KDE had anticipated more Windows developers joining the project as it progressed towards maturity.
That's always the problem with open-source projects: It's very hard to do planning and forecasting with a bunch of volunteers. Even if they commit to a roadmap, there will always be someone who has to step down because of private issues (new job, new child, etc.). Go is in a much better position since Google has headcount assigned to it (again, AFAIK).