Most people have more amount of time in their hands right now, at least until january that everything starts rolling again in real life for most people. So yeah people that are hacking can have full day hacking sessions instead of 2 or 3 hours every 2 - 3 days.
Also most devs release some sort of present if they have something on their hands so we see more releases plus they hurry in order to get a fine release to their followers. Im pretty excited too with all these news plus the xbox scene is doing some remarkable work.
Managed to fix a broken xbox and jtaged it fairly easy and its now running homebrew, funny part is now Im sitting on a ton of games(yeah you know what I mean) and dont feel like playing any. Buying games on the other hand makes you play and enjoy software to the fullest so, just signed off a mw2 mp session on my ps3 having a homebrewed xbox sitting next to me, oh the irony.
So to people that are actually enjoying your ps3 right now playing your legit software wishing you could have some homebrew to save some money, beware what you wish it loses all the magic pretty fast. Merry xmas to all.