Okay I usually don't post to my blog too often and usually its to share content I've made for users like photos from games or themes, but with the latest PSN Blog Post (url below)and after reading some of the comments both there and on this site's PS3 forums, I have some (drunk) words to say.
First off, to all of you hypocrites who first just wanted an approximate date and now are going nuts because they said within a week and won't hit that date, please take a step back and realize that this is why no company in their right mind gives dates for releases anymore. Customers are greedy, obnoxious, spoiled brats who do not understand the half of what is going on behind the scenes.
Second, to everyone complaining about the level of communication from Sony. I see a lot of "every post is the same" and that's true if all you care about is knowing when PSN is back online which is perfectly reasonable. However, you need to stop being so selfish and realize that others want comminication about where they are in that process. If you're actually trying to say that the latest blog post linked below says nothing new, then you obviously skimmed it to see if PSN was up and stopped there, because knowing that more extensive testing of the system including a third party is necessary is definitely something new and anyone trying to argue otherwise is just plain wrong.
Third, I'd like to address any comments about Sony being "incompetent" or "garbage." I'll tell you what, you do some research into the process of ensuring that millions of user's data is correct and more securely protected than the previous system and then talk to me about how "incompetent" Sony is. This is not a simple process; I have done it (on a smaller scale than this mind you).
Fourth, I agree that the argument "don't complain, it's free" is bogus. However, I hope people realize that it's in Sony's best interest to get PSN up and running as quickly as possible. Not for you selfish douches, but from their own financial standpoint. To suggest that they aren't working as hard as they can is just straight up asinine.
The last point I want to mention here before I call it a night and prepare for all the flaming comments from people who disagree with what I've written here is that people really need to understand that with a given amount of effort, any online system can be hacked and thinking otherwise is extremely naive. I won't try to argue that Sony didn't paint a target on their back with the whole Other OS thing (which if it was a security hole, should have been deemed as such from the beginning), but this situation could have happened to anyone. And judging by the business practices of other companies, I'd be willing to bet they would have handled this situation far more poorly than Sony has.
Ok time to toss the flame coat on, because I'm sure I'll be getting flamed for this, but it was time to state my opinion on the whole matter. If you issues/questions/support/disagree with that I've written here, I'd love to discuss this back and forth with you guys. For those of you who know me, I tend to check this at least once a day. Drop me a comment or a PM and let's discuss. Part of the reason I wrote this was to get it off my chest, but the other reason is to discuss the situation with other gamers.
DISCLAIMER: Any immature responses will be treated as such. DBD (Don't Be a Douche)
GS wouldn't let me link, search "Service Restoration Update" on the PS Blog to find the post I've mentioned.