Whatever i think the preview vid on the blog looked pretty sweet. At this point most improvements are going to be cosmetic. I dont believe BC will ever be a software update.
I guess cross game chat would be cool. I'm sure that will come in the future.
Speaking for myself I can't say I got the slightest bit excited reading the feature enhancements announced for 3.0. For those of you that like what you see I'm glad to hear they're giving it to you but I no use for any of those enhancements.
I have to say that the cosmetic changes look nice but they really aren't anything special or light-years ahead. They aren't new features really and the new things are about getting us to spend more money in the PS Network. That's all well and good I guess.
It doesn't really seem like our friends list is even very useful sometimes. How come we still can't group friends? It would be nice to be able to group people based on a game or a league or HOWEVER. There should be more flexibility in our friends list.
I agree there needs to be a better party system and cross game voice chat. Those are new features, and would warrant a 3.0 on the firmware.