They have plenty of time to release more updates for more features folks. why are people treating this update as the "final update"? seriously, they have not even announced "all" of the features of this firmware update anyway. so those expecting cross-game chat shouldn't whine until after the update is actually released.
i know there's not going to be backwards compatibility, but if you want backwards compatibility why not just go out and buy a ps2? i still have mine and haven't complained for day one. i never even used my ps2 since i bought my ps3 however.
point is, the firmware update isn't released, and how many people noticed they have not showed any of the new friends list features? think about that; don't complain.