TheSixthAxis: I'm a big fan of the PlayStation Network. Since the PS3's launch, via a delicate but powerful combination of gradual firmware updates and some hard work from SCEE with regards to the actual Store, the PSN has become a force to be reckoned with, especially as it's (currently) free. However, since moving home midway through December and the inability of some companies to maintain a decent broadband connection, I've been off the grid.
The area I'm now in doesn't have a 3G mobile network, and barely manages 2G according to my Hero, so although I can share the 'phone's connection with the PS3 it's not going to let me connect to the Network in any reasonable capacity. At first, I thought this would be terrible – I'd not be able to download whatever's on the Store and I wouldn't be able to see what my friends are playing at any given time. Actually, as it happens, it's been a revelation.