Seems to come down to the basics...A lot of people could avoid such problems if they only knew the basics of where the poo goes.
Most cycles end with enough bacteria to process a little bit of ammonia. The population will then begin to die from lack of ammonia. Once a fish is added, the ammonia is back and the bacteria population stabilizes.
Anyone that has gone through a complete cycle should know how long it takes for bacteria to form and then process waste. Why would bacteria grow any faster now that the rocks are cycled? Thats why people suggest adding fish SLOWLY as in one per two weeks or so. (Likely will heavily depend on the current bacteria population size)
Got to know how it works in order to be successful. I dont think there is any excuse for not knowing the basics seeing as its 2010 and we have google...
This is a good, while sad, example of why you got to go slow and learn the basics.