When people take a mechanical view of business, or life for that matter, problems are always seen as a sign of failure. When we view business from this perspective, we are constantly frustrated because there are always problems. If we take a more mature and organic perspective, we start to see that problems are more often a sign of growth than failure. When we grow and evolve our processes, we will constantly be finding new problems and issues we just plain didn't notice before.
The Illusion of Perfection
From old-farts who sit around talking about the "good 'ol days" to lizard brain finger pointers, humans seem to be obsessed with the idea that everything was fine until YOU broke it. Of course solutions and alternatives seldom follow the accusations, just a declaration to "fit it!" The reality is that nothing is perfect, but seldom is it broken. Most of the problems we have don't exist because something broke, they just exist because we haven't solved them yet.
The Soul of Business
My dad said it best, "My goal isn't to be perfect, it's to make less mistakes than the other guy." Businesses are about fixing problems and creating systems to fix problems. Problems are our opportunities to fill a need. As we continue to fix our own problems and perfect our systems, we become better businesses. Often, on the road to fixing our own problems, we come up with new business ideas.
Maybe you aren't "having" problems, maybe you are "discovering" problems. Those are two very different things. Sadly the only way to tell the difference between the two is to ask if these are new problems or the same problems over and over. If they are new problems, then relax, you are on the right track!