Yeah, but apparently Sony is more concerned with what the public thinks than any individual developer or big shot publisher. It makes sense in the long run, make the PS4 super popular, flood the market with a more user friendly solution and the devs will make a huge sum of money regardless if they have Stammlager DRM or not.
I think Microsoft always had a choice. Console gaming is a huge, huuuge business. If any individual developer doesn't like a design choice, they can either jump ship or learn to live with it and get access to a huge player base.