Yeah, so it would seem a work around could be to defer full replica
assignment until adequate brokers are available, but in the meantime, allow
topic creation to proceed.

With respect to Joel's point around the possibility for imbalanced
partition assignment if not all replicas are available, this really just
points to the long-term need to have partition rebalancing (and I'd argue
this should be dynamic, and support heterogenous server nodes, where some
can have more capacity than others).  Ultimately, if we want to support
easy horizontal scalability, then it should be possible to quickly add new
nodes to a cluster, and have them in short-order start taking up equal
load, etc.
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