To answer your question, I believe we can view ourselves as being very near perfection, but with still some progress to be made. For me to suggest, as you seem to want to categorize my thinking as, that we are perfect but just fail miserably is kind of Christian in its thinking and I'm not accepting that as COMPLETELY accurate in describing my viewpoint of life.
Just getting you to qualify what you mean, with no desire to categorise at all.
Your initial post was a little vague, as well as a misrepresentation of the majority of Christendom
Btw, I think you'll probably find that Ozzie's post is about your misrepresentation, too, rather than an attack on your beliefs.