I must have misunderstood when reading some of your post.
I have been looking at walls of text all day so I do apologize for being a dick.
Understood but you also dont know what I do for a living
cracking the PS3 isn't my job :P
As for the the 360 scene yeah flashing you dvd drive is free, butI dont think you remember that ****-storm at the time of that release. I have also been in that scene form the start, and there is plenty of drama behind the scenes that you guys dont get to see (devs leaking code to other devs to make $).
People seem to think theres some kind of drama in the PS3 scene, but in fact its only forum trolls that start all the drama (not limited to the owners of said forums). The devs who start drama with other devs just leave or get kicked and I have to say there is absolutely ZERO drama with the current group of devs working on this console all of them are super friendly and are all working towards a common goal.