There’s been a patch to the PSN Store on PS3. Sony seems to have neglected to mention it but that’s probably understandable, given the week they’ve been having. The patch seems to have speeded things up a bit, with that long boot time now slightly more agreeable.
The menus also feel a little bit snappier when navigating around but perhaps the best result of the patch (1.03) is the return of easy free downloads. You no longer have to go through the pointless add-to-basket and check out steps when downloading free content. Just hit the selection, agree to the download and it’ll start.
It’s been a big week for Sony but sometimes it’s these little things that make all the difference. I still feel a bit like my PS3 is old hat now I’ve heard what the next console will do though!