Yes, we all know our first draft is just the beginning. Since I was still using my old computer when drafting of my memoir began, I started with long-hand notes. This made it easy if my ideas came to me at night when I was unable to sleep or while watching TV or something. But as you may know, stuff that is written by hand on two sides of notebook paper is often equal to full typed page (depending which computer and word processing system each of us has).
Yesterday on my blog, I stated that my original draft when typed was only 87 pages and has since increased to 197 (excluding the title page and table of contents in both cases). Having got a new computer and new word processing system has seemed to account for the increase in pages. I thought I'd lost my story for good, or was going to have to retype it all over again, until I remembered the email attachment I had made so that I could send the initial draft to others to read. It was still in my email folder, so I copied and pasted it onto my new computer word processing system.
When I had originally typed the document from my handwritten notes, I deleted some things I felt were repetitive, which may have accounted for the initial low page count that someone I know said was too short for a book, maybe an article for magazine (Not sure if any would publish a first-time writer). Instead of being overwritten, mine seemed to be underwritten! But I knew it could increase the length somehow and have succeed in doing so.
I did find a lot of typing errors and omitted words when I first typed the story, but I was expecting that to be true.
I honestly wouldn't say my very first draft was "bad," nor would I say that about anyone else's (should I ever read one). Rather I think a better way to say it would be to tell that person "It's good for your first draft." After all, you have to keep writing and take time doing so until you get something you think works best.