Going the CFW route isn't all that hard.
Lethal should be able to help you out pretty good.
If you are REALLY uncomfortable with doing it yourself, you should be able to find someone local that can do it for you.
I don't know if you are in a location that has Craigslist available, but that is what I would do if I was uncomfortable with doing it myself.
When I search CL for used PS3's, I often see the service offered by people in my area.
Good luck with the endeavor and remember............
Study it THOROUGHLY before making your 1st attempt.
I read about rooting a new tablet that I bought for almost 3 weeks before attempting the task (and I'm not really a noob to this type of thing ).
Took me less than an hour to do it once I understood what needed to happen.
The PS3 is quite a bit easier to do.
I would much rather go to my grave not needing my gun, than go there wishing I had it.