ckmlb, it seems you never tried an euro ps3 because the Backwards Compatibility is in no way comparable with the one you have in us and japan ps3s.
With emotion engine : 98% BC
Without emotion engine : +/- 40% BC
But i have to agree that for the average consumer that doesnt mean anything because he is not aware of it.

Zones : I still don't understand all the love for Blizzard, what was the last game they developed worth playing?