As soon as I had notice that there is a PS3 hack I started to consider buying a PS3!
As soon as I read that Sony plans to screw with it I stopped considering buying one.
Having a look at my shelve I can count at least 20 PS2 originals plus some 50-60 "backups", most of the originals are still wrapped, I bought them after playing the backup.
So, one pirate user = one console sold plus 20 original games. One less XBOX 360 user buying XBOX games. The reality of the console market for most people is that, to have an XBOX for the sole reason that it can play backups thanks to MS making the same mistake* again and again on the DVD firmware (*of course MS conveniently always forget to fix it).
In fact: considering how well designed is the security on the PS3, I would like to know exactly how it is possible to make a regular unit run as a debug unit just pressing the eject button, and having some USB thingie on the USB port.
If it is Sony's fault (a hole) it is a vuln the size of the Blackwall tunnel, unless the functionality was there from the start, which worries me a lot.