i would like the option of being able to mod out the stuff i buy. if sony don't want to let me use PSN for doing it, so what? i still think i should have the option. it's like they think they own my product, even though i paid for it. i guess i just own it "under license," and it's actually sony's "intellectual" property. even though i paid for it. i have an extra PS3 sitting around in pieces because it got the YLOD. if anyone's interested, pm me i will let it go for the right price. old fat system, even has one of the old pre 3.55 firmwares on it.
anyway, yep. that's just the way it's always been. companies are in business to make money and a lot of em don't care about satisfaction of the end user, just their profits. kind of like the mpaa, riaa and all the other ones.
don't you guys think so though too? shouldn't you be able to opt out of this firmware update nonsense and use what you paid for? cinavia don't mean jack. every drm method has been broken in due time. attempts to control what customers do with the products is futile at best.