LOL yeah I really used to defend them and no not really I honestly haven't used any of the eboots that TB provided since 2.5 update. If I really wanted to play a pirated game so bad I can use my xbox (which I barely play). The reason why my tune changed about TB because the ps3 scene is "highly" dependent on them unlike my xbox any new game that comes out on launch I can play it on my xbox without waiting on someone. Until now it really doesn't matter if devs release all the eboots for free because nobody isn't buying dongles now if they haven't. I used to think about the secret getting out but, devs "like this one" can just release the eboots for free without saying how the patched the game. TB isn't losing anything because they already gained alot of money in the process. So TB wont be suffering a loss. Even if clone makers start to make a cheap dongle. (Who don't have a dongle now?) Why waste time when TB been cashed in at the right time. It's too late to make dongles now. Unlike the 90% of people on here if Sony finally block the way to play newer games I wont be at a loss because 1. I have a RGH 360 and 2. I have a dualbooted ps3 so I wont be losing anything.
No disrespect but the ps3 scene gotten really tacky because the main focus is how to make pirated games work instead of developing more important things like a better web browser and etc..etc.. basically you have a group of devs that is dangling eboots over peoples heads and forcing you to buy their dongle or you cant play any games. Good devs never left the ps3 scene they just got bored and walked away. Yeah yeah yeah before anyone tells me a CFW ps3 is mainly for piracy but think about it 90% of ps3 games (including) TB can be played and if Sony kills the plug you still have a shit load of games to play. Besides everyone knows that xbox haves the superior scene anyways so for backups the right choice would be to get an xbox (if you are into piracy) I have no beef with TB or anyone but I will agree with what you said they are just milking the cow until they cant get a drop left and then split.
Ps3 Phat 250gb 4.46 OFW (Might sell or downgrade)
Ps3 Phat 80gb Rebug 4.46 Lite (Currently playing Devil May Cry / Far Cry 3/ Assassins Creed 3/ WWE 2K14)