Do we have to keep this whole thing up? At this rate, the whole PSP homebrew scene will DIE and anyone that has anything negative about Devs, no offense but... SHUT UP!! You're not contributing to anything but Sony's faithful UMD Games + Movies + Music. If you don't like the homebrew scene then do us all a favor and get off the homebrew boards! The homebrew scene is going down so much and some of the devs are thinking about quitting already. Don't pour more oil into the raging flame!
Edit: By the way, there is a way to downgrade any TA-82 down to whatever firmware and it really does cost $20. It is a hardware method, though.