They have every right to defend their system. I don't blame them, but after it has been purchased they have no more attachments to it. Owners should feel free to tinker and mess around with whatever they want. If they void a warranty during that time, then it's just the user's fault and Sony shouldn't have to take any responsibility for the user's actions.
However, telling/demanding to people that they are only 'renting' their console from Sony is completely insane. Any company who acts that way should get what's coming to them. Sadly, it'll probably never happen, at least not the magnitude at which it should.
I use to trust and love the company and everything they made but going through blow after blow of their unearthly, asinine horsesass, I lost my faith in them as both a company and very much like a friend that i've had for years. Watching them destroy themselves and slowly lose pieces of their fanbase from all the horrible decisions they were making was very hard for me because I was so attached to them.
Point is, there is a line that Sony crossed for me awhile ago and I just don't see how I could ever look at them the same way anymore. Don't judge me either. You don't know me nor do I, you.
Your opinion. I personally would love to take part in some riots/boycotting for various reasons. You are wrong again. I care for my PS3. The company who made it could blow up tomorrow and I wouldn't lose a wink of sleep over it. If the same happened to my PS3, I would be quite hurt but I probably wouldn't buy a replacement because that would benefit Sony.