It's good to see a news article on this topic (it's all i pay attention to now). I hopefully plan on getting around to what chickenpox has achieved later on in the year.
Except i have my original (warranty-less) 80gig console and another cheap 30$ 80gig console which the motherboard has had insane heat molesting and a back yard 'I CAN DO IT' soldering job on the motherboard where the power supply terminal connects to.
With this achieved i hopefully plan on having optional OFW/CFW booting.
Next question of interest would be do you use two individual hard drives or one? (I plan on two for safe measures).