E3 is(was) an honest outfit. I dont think anyone would intentionally brick sys's. I have the original e3 dongle for 3.41. They also released a free cheat tool and a different downgrader for free iirc, its been so damn long. 2yrs now almost exactly i think. Maybe 3?
I think most everyone is simply waiting for eboots instead of a new FW. Im plenty happy on 341 hermes as long as eboots roll out. But i understand some folks want to go online, i just hope support for us 341/355 guys doesnt dry up.
My ps3 has collected dust since i rgh'd my xbox. I prefer playing on the ps3 though, better controller lol