Just so you know, from what I've read, the University that was behind the protein folding, the reason behind Folding@Home, pulled the plug, not Sony. Without Folding@Home, there wasn't much left for Life With Playstation...
Also, Qore wasn't just removed from Playstation Plus, it was canceled all together, just like Pulse. Both probably had to do with lack of funding.
Another thing, while I respect that you don't have a Vita, are you saying that those who do didn't deserve to see their Vita trophies on the PS3? We've been able to see our PS3 trophies on our Vitas since day 1, so why is it a crime for us to have it the other way around too? And how does that really hurt you or your PS3 trophies? Is it simply becasue you now have to go to a different section on the XMB? Or do the Vita trophies taint your PS3? I'm confused as to why anyone would actually complain about this, even if they don't have a Vita...
I don't use the web browser, so should I then complain that it's there on my XMB?
The system updates are just maintenance.every PS3 owner has to just get used to them. And we are getting more exclusives than the other systems. Grant it, some of the good games aren't coming until next year. But as long as we are getting exclusives and games, the PS3 stays alive.
I don't think it was a lack of interest that shut down Qore or Pulse, but a lack of actual funding. It costs money to put those together, including (but not limited to) paying the people hosting them. Around the time that Qore shut down I read a few articles about Sony's financial status which painted a pretty bleak picture for Sony, including a pretty big lawsuit they lost against LG (can't remember who was suing who, but Sony lost).
I miss both of those programs (or what ever you'd call them) and I know a ton of other people do too.
I kind of agree that Qore was a featured product of Plus, but they have added features that weren't there from the start. Like the Cloud Storage, which for me personal has been great. I had a PS3 die on me before and lost ALL my save data, so it's very comforting to have that there, especially for locked game saves. Not only did they add Cloud Storage, but they also increased it significantly recently...
I just think it is funny that most people here have the cash available to own multiple PS3s, PSPs, PSP GOs, and VITAS. All these are or were $300 retail at start.
Does anyone want to throw me a couple hundred bucks? I figure you all must be loaded, help a gamer out. I would love a VITA, that way I could have VITA trophies too.
As far as what was and wasn't removed, like the OP said, it could be that not many people used the services. Much to what the DistantWords said too, things can get cut for funding too, no matter how popular.
No I want a VITA! Seriously, you got $300 you can give me? PLEASE?