The Faceless Master said:well, the alternative doesn't fuck me over.
So rampant piracy doesn't have any effect on legitimate users? I beg to differ.
Look, it's quite possible that Sony is making an ignorant move here. They've certainly demonstrated their boneheadedness in the past. However, I think a much more likely scenario is that they've discovered, either internally or externally, that having a user-installed OS as an option represents a security flaw of some sort.