Unfortunately, Sony is keeping not only their legal intrests in mind, but trying to make the green. It's the nature of the beast. On one side it does keep us interested in our PSPs a little more, but not for the content Sony actually releases.
It really depends on how strong the community is. Just look at the Xbox scene, there was some hububle about mod chips at first, then it flipping flooded the internet and landed even a spot on the Screen Savers showing the methods.
If the community is strong enough, there is no need to complain, just innovate new ways to get the most out of our 250 bucks and show the true potential of the machine. This not only will motivate already talented people, but have some gratifying importance for thoes coders who are already busting their ass off for you.
Just have patients