I can appreciate those wanting the feature. For me however,it's inconsequential. I bought one PS1 game after the PS2 released, and spent exactly NO time using the feature for it or any other game. For PS3, I bought God Of War, Persona 3 FES, and the MGS Box Set after it's release. I played a little bit of Persona, but again, felt compelled to move on. This gen has been slightly different, and I have gone back fairly frequently, but that's partially due to circumstances which have been thrust upon me, in addition to the fact that games from gen 7 have aged remarkably well. More so than in most recent gens to be sure. And finally, while the convenience factor would be a plus, I don't mind using the PS3 itself to play PS3 games, and it's still my go-to blu-ray player. Plus it's a world class pornography machine. It absolutely thrashes the PS4 in that regard. I have 2 PS3' slims hooked up and in use, and a third super slim for backup.