People seem to be ignoring that Sony is sticking with online passes to cut some of their used game losses. In recent memory, I can think of Uncharted 3, God of War: Ascension, Playstation All Stars, and The Last of Us including an online pass.
There is no reason to support a console-wide DRM scheme that tries to get more new game sales when there are already solutions to this problem. Who cares about the security of always online and a game solution that is basically serial codes? Most average users will never be able/try to work around that. It hurts the average consumer.