Well, I think we're in trouble here. Before, when we were just playing with our homebrew and emulators, it wasn't so bad. But now that hackers are messing with Sony's ability to sell PSP games, I think they're going to be much more aggressive torwards placing protections and lockouts. I hate to think that I won't be able to enjoy games on my PSP without possibly giving up the ability to run homebrew on the system.
Before the Lumines loader, I was totally against Sony putting protections in it's firmware. But now, it's becomming unfortunately nessecary to do so, to protect Sony from being undermined itself. If games won't sell on the system because of piracy, then this great piece of hardware will go the way of the Dreamcast, whose potential still wasn't totally fulfilled.