You guys should all move to europe (the Netherlands). Sony can't brick your PS3 or sue you for having homebrew or CFW on your PS3 even playing your own back-ups isn't illegal (the law here isn't really clear about that, but here we are aloud to make ourselfs a copy for private use). They might revoke your PSN, not sure about that though, because you need PSN to 100% (i.e. all functions) use your PS3.
SCEA are saying that by using CFW you are violating the PSN terms, but here in the Netherlands you have to be able to read the terms/license agreement before your purchase to be valid. That is not possible, because the agreement is on your PS3 and not outside the box.
Anyways: SCEA will NEVER brick your console, that would do them to much harm and might be illegal. They might probably kick you from PSN.
I understand if they kick people with pirated games, but please let us use homebrew!!
What do you guys think?