With the recent release of IronHax/TubeHax, I have some thoughts I'd like to get off my chest and share with you all. First off, I want to make it absolutely clear that I don't mean to complain or show disrespect for smea's (and other's) work; I appreciate all the work they have done (and you all should too), because they have done tons of wonderful work for the 3DS homebrew scene and deserve a big round of applause. However, this is where the ironic part comes in for me...I actually couldn't find the motivation to download IronHax/TubeHax and try out all those awesome homebrews. And that's because I know that eventually they will come out with a firmware update that will fix those exploits, which again leaves me with the ever eternal dilemma: Do I want keep my homebrews, or do I want to update so that I can play that great new game that's coming out but requires the new firmware? The real problem here, I think, is that the big companies like Nintendo and Sony are becoming smarter and better at blocking off these things, especially with firmware updates for their consoles. Just take a look at the PS Vita...The current ePSP and Rejuvenate exploits all have the requirement of your console having at least a specific firmware or below. Back to my dilemma...Now some of you may ask "Why not just get another 3DS and use it solely for homebrew?" In my case, I already have an O3DS XL (which I use with Gateway) and bought a N3DS (no thanks to Nintendo overhyping it) which is now stuck on 9.2 (and I don't want to go online with it because I don't want to update any further for fear of future exploits; I don't feel like installing CFW either because it involves CIA installations and I fear bricking my N3DS); I honestly just don't feel like putting down even more money for a 3rd 3DS just for homebrew. I really miss the good old days, when all you needed to buy was ONE console (such as the NDS with "extra" hardware and PSP for example) for all your legit gaming/homebrew/piracy/whatever needs. Anyways, my point is, as it currently stands, it seems the big companies are slowly but surely winning (or at least partially) this war. These are just my personal thoughts...What do you guys think?