I just became interested in the PS3 scene maybe a few months ago.
(yes ive been a member since 09 but I dont remember why I joined)
looking back at the 'releases' that I remember math doing, if it wasnt for him the scene wouldn't have progressed as fast as it has.
remember when he said he could QA flag on 3.55 but said he wouldn't show us how? What happened? People figured out how to do it but they hadnt tried until they knew it was possible.
I see this as the same thing.
I don't hate the guy and I don't like how he has a higher-than-thou I-did-it-first attitude, but its that attitude that pushes this scene forward imo.
I'm not saying that he is singlehandedly keeping this scene moving forward but he is one of the main 'motivators'.