Update: Folks have noted that the hideous platinum crown of old is now a true bonafied trophy. Some report slight performance increases with the in-game XMB as well.
After putting up and then taking down firmware 2.40 due to a few “bricking” issues, Sony has put up version 2.41 for the masses. Guess what? It works fine. I didn’t notice any other changes yet, but I’ll keep this post updated with anything worthwhile.