I agree with most of what you said, good points. I hope this wasn't directly all at me though as:
Originally Posted by Castleview
A) as far as I am aware, a lot is pure spectulation as to who truly came up with the initial exploit but what is certain is that the PS Jailbreak team brought it to the masses, that's a fact.
B) I don't give a damn about exploits for 3.56+ without the methods you mentioned as I have no reason to as I have 2 60gb PS3s, 1 PAL 1 NTSC on 3.55 and a Slim that I use for newer games on 3.66.
C) from a standpoint where I am at, I love the scene for what it has achieved in 1 year as I can backup my PS1/PS2/PS3 games, blu-ray movies and run homebrew, that's good enough for me but that was before the last few months. It's just the fact everything had so much momentum with so much going on at once and now, pretty much nothing in comparison to say August 2010 to January 2011, Cobra are the only thing decent to happen after around March this year. It's similar to the 360 scene, with a JTAG you pretty much can do whatever you wish to the console but in the last 6 months there's been hardly any real development, even FSD hasn't had any good updates in months which is a shame.
My message is simple, if someone has developed something great that you as an end user or even a dev couldn't, support these people as best as you can. The excuses from some people in this thread who wish to defend the act of stealing another devs work just so they can use it for free is quite frankly, pathetic and overall in any way, shape or form is NOT helping the scene progress.
I cannot be bothered now to repeat myself. If people wish to remain dignified for desiring something that is of use to them, buy a cobra. If you wish to wait for the free, stolen alternative without supporting the guys who brought you it, of course you are free to do that but you will forever be a tramp and a thief.
PS3 60gb BC NTSC
PS3 60gb BC PAL (500gb upgrade)
Xbox 360 Slim 250gb
Xbox 360 modded with JTAG (250gb HDD internal, 1TB HDD external)
Xbox with Xecuter 3 CE (300gb HDD)
Limited Edition Black Wii modded with WODE (250gb HDD)
Limited Edition Xbox Crystal