> The complaint appears to be that people want the benefits of the
> update and all the functions they've always had.
Well, unless I am missing something, there are no benefits to the update for users, only for SCE. They sold a box that they advertised could run Linux, watch movies, and play games on their network. Now, in order to do two of those, you have to give up one.
Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any list of "new exciting" features that the "upgrade" provides.