facelessi think what many get in a stink over is that for the simplicity of these updates (meaning them being so incremental 4.31 as opposed to 4.40 or 5.0) that the process they go through to get them installed.i mean first you have to agree to the terms, then watch it download. then you have to watch it install. it is basically the same process as it is dl and installing a game or demo.If sony could adopt the stream loading for its updates would be much better. By that the download is actually installing at the same time so there is no separate process to watch and wait.Now I dont know why sony even bothers with these small ones. i thought they said some time ago it would be the semi incremental (4.10, 4.20, 4.30) instead of these 4.21, 4.31…Or better yet, make only the primary updates: 4.0, 5.0, 6.0. At least with those there are bound to be significant changes that would warrant an update.also, i dont think people blow these updates out of proportion because it seems to take the same amount of time to do a major or semi as it does an incremental. Speeds can vary and as such, so can the perception of how long it takes.
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