No offence taken, I understand what you are saying and I respect what you are fighting for. I've been around in these scenes for a long time and I am a strong believer in freedom of all information just like you. I've been participating in this forum since the initial PS3 jailbreak and I know you always speak from the heart.
But if you have the time for it and don't mind wasting it on my thoughts then I'll explain where I come from, and if you have been on this earth long enough then you probably know what I mean.
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I'm a retro gamer. And if I look at my collection of consoles then I get horny seeing what terrible things people did to them in the past. Memory hacking cartridges to make cheating possible. Systems that hack deep into the hardware so you could back up a cartridge to disk. Cartridges that made games region free. chips that enabled backups.... you name it, but all were made by hackers who made profit out of there findings. And quite frankly, I thank them all even though they never released the schematics or the code of there devices.
So for me the decision wasn't that hard if compared to the old greedy pirates. It basically just took too long and my hopes for a 'noble' dev finding a solution was getting smaller then the urge of playing newer games. I don't believe in TB doing 'harm' to the scene. It takes a noble dev or a thieve to release this information to the scene. And with or without scum like TB, noble devs would be just as slim. And at least the noble dev's can reverse engineer the commercial stuff.
The harm to the scene was done by the fights about TB, and '3-day-old' noobs scolding '2-day-old' noobs because they asked the same question that they asked the day before. Whatever happened to stfu unless you have something useful to say? Look at my post count, it's hilarious for the time I've been here. Yet I've been reading the forum almost every day. But I don't try to raise the counter just by flaming noobs or people who think different. I come here to learn and to help. That's what makes a scene.