ok, so I've read many reviews over the wiikey and that it's pretty much, the first upgradeable, simplest chip that's being offered. I was trying to think whether to get the chiip/wiip or the wiikey in terms of which one is better off. It seems like the only "major" differences between the two are how they are upgradeable. The wiikey requires them to release an upgrade. The open source chips, on the other hand, can be done manually or with the release of someone else's firmware. It SEEMS like going the extra mile and building your own open source would be the better way to go, but doesn't seem that popular and, this is the first time I'm looking at getting modchips so, I'm thinking I'll wait this one out to see the dominant chip that will last through the Wii's lifetime. Also, i'm horrible at programming, but if updating an open source chip only requires clicking the "Flash" button on a program running on the computer, then I guess that's not too bad. Is that how upgradeable firmware is released for open-sourced chips though? Or is it best to make your own firmware and do your own coding and all of that other junk? Thanks everyone.