To be honest. I foresaw this coming long ago, & dont give me that 'Sony said PSN will always be free' talk. Sony's record of backtracking on promises, is as much as any other business (dual hdmi, 1080p FULL HD standard, backwards compatibility, linux). When they see a revenue stream, Sony are like any other company. Expect to pay for PSN... 'eventually'..... At least you can still play online for free... we hope.