And if in following two years there will be still no signs of CFW and I'll finally run out of games to play off line (both BD and PSN) I've collected so far and never actually played properly anyway, then I might bulge in and update one or two of my phats. Funny thing that since Sony blocked the proxy pass by I'm actually playing games on my PS3 again. Like at good old PS2 / PS1 / Gameboy times ... who needs online anyway, eh?
Well - cheaper parts and their "quality" might be though ofset by the fact that the whole unit produces less heat thus the failures due to the overheating might be less frequent on this model. And as far as I'm stuck with all my phat PS3s on pre 3.21 FWs, I might consider getting this one to "cover the gap" till some CFW will surface. Even if it will last at least two years I should be OK