Not sure why I got modded Troll (well actually I know very well why and it kind of makes me sad) - I did actually go to the effort of installing YDL on the PS3 because I thought the idea was neat (surely that already pushes me into the vast minority), but came to the conclusion that it was effectively useless (it makes a raspberry pi look like a high end machine), even for decoding video (perhaps things matured later on in the PS3/Linux life cycle??). Using it as a 3D rendering node is a neat idea and one of few legit use cases (did it actually provide any real grunt?) I'd be interested to know what development work you were doing on the PS3 (were you writing code to target the ps3's weird cell architecture? Didn't think there was much call for that beyond ps3 development and you sure as hell wouldn't be doing that via other OS).
I suppose I just figured that those with a legit use case (e.g. universities doing research into cluster computing), probably wouldn't be playing games on their systems and thus wouldn't feel compelled to update their firmware.
I've really enjoyed all the car analogies in this thread, but for me it's not like that - it's much more like Jersey Shore being cancelled halfway through a season ... sure they promised me something and then took it away - but really, I don't give a flying fuck.