Noooo! Downgrading is not the answer!
Okay, so we can finally downgrade our 2.00s to 1.50 and play homebrew and all of the other stuff that the elite few alone were once able to enjoy. Fantastic work on the part of those who made it possible. Special thanks to Sony for leaving a hole that could be exploited for this, can't wait to see how you plug it up in the next upgrade.
The official MPH Downgrader thread is bursting at the seams with all dozens of people downgrading and there is sure to be a rash of new homebrew n00b questions from those who never before had the chance to use homebrew.
What I'm curious about, though, is all of those people who have stated time and again that downgrading was not the way to go. Suddenly they seem to have gone deafeningly silent. Where are all of the protests against downgrading to 1.50, like the protests from those who have refused to upgrade to 2.00? Where are the diehards who will not sell out to a downgrader but who will stand firm until we can truly run homebrew on the 2.00 firmware? Where are those who will point at Pong for 2.00 and proclaim that soon homebrew will give them everything that 1.50 has and more?
Was it just so much idle chatter? Is the reality of a downgrader really so much more appealing than when it was just an idea? Or, is it the comfort that comes from knowing that you can change your firmware at will that allows you to forget your convictions against downgrading for now?
I, for one, have no desire to downgrade my 2.00 PSP. I want my web browser and my hi-res wallpaper and my AVC encoded videos. I want to play my Death Jr., Burnout Legends, and GTA without messing with my PSPs internal workings. I don't want to put my precious PSP at risk just to play some 15 year old video game, or half-baked homebrew game. Am I the only one who feels this way? Of course, I also want to play homebrew and emulators and maybe try some *cough* less legitimate *cough* tricks on my PSP, but I want to do it on my 2.00, not on some old, outdated firmware. Wasn't that what so many were saying even just this morning?
Seems like we all want to stand up for something in word, but not in deed.