The timing of collection is irrelevant. If I have to pay, and you have to pay, they should have to pay. The fight seems to be over loopholes/kickbacks they felt entitled to use.
Be sure to thank Geohotz for this.
If you cheered his 'liberation' of the PS3 you can't really be unhypocratically mad about Sony's response.
geohot didn't enable/endorse/provide piracy. he merely exposed a flaw, and took steps to specifically release and detail it that wouldn't allow you to use it for piracy. he's a hardware hacker in the old-school sense of wanting to learn, pick apart, see how things work and make them do what he wants, just to do it.
the fact others have used his work to further piracy isn't his fault and shouldn't be blamed on him.