I think that the ps3 scene is just too focused on "playing games"... yes I realize the ps3 is a video game console, but more often than not the people who have the know-how to get things done are not as focused on bringing YOU the latest games.
Hacking for the ps3 is surely to be one of the most unrewarding/frustrating experiences to have befallen any dev. There's a lot of trolls, entitled kiddies, rude/impatient peeps, etc. The things I've seen posted in release threads is downright abusive. For example, you have individuals calling a dev's hardwork "useless", or something to that effect.
As other have already said, I would sooner buy pre-owned games, then give these individuals my money. I can't quite reconcile the hypocrisy of buying a product that is used exclusively to pirate (any other use for TB?) that is basically functioning, for all I hear, as a DRM dongle. If they released notes on how their method worked, and they were charging for the convenience of having the hardware and software sold to you I wouldn't be as opposed to buying it. I know some are going to say that "Well sony will find out what they're doing that way" sony made this machine, so I'm fairly confident they can reverse engineer anything they do.
Despite all that, I do agree to each his own. I don't expect everybody to feel as I do, but I wish that next time I buy a console at least 80% of the people who currently only talk about playing "backups" don't buy it as well.