Lets say something like this is a problem for them to fix without risks, couldn't it just be something simple, like they're going to counter act with the Lite-On drives that will be in later shipments? Losing a very small amount to piracy & those going on live(which you can't even do mods with this hack) is maybe not that big of a deal if they get these new drives out soon. MS could just be looking at the big picture, down the road. They could be saying, "Do we care about 10,000(?) or 30,000,000(?) in the long haul?" The xbox piracy was just out of hand & actually pretty simple for people to do. If you couldn't do it yourself, you could buy them modded or have a pro do it. Sammy drives are scarce & probably will be even more so now. This hack is a lil more tedious & out of the reach of the general public. Plus im more than positive the Lite-Ons will have security. Just my 2cents.
Im thinking we should all be thankful we were early adopters.