Not surprised. This rumor has been floating around for a while and it seems to be becoming a reality. What in regards of an obscure game with a short print cycle? You're screwed in that regard. I know Sony will probably try the online distribution thing like Nintendo is doing with games, but not only is my internet connection awful, but games might not ever go down in price, unlike Steam.
The Wii U is the only console I'll be getting for this new generation. For those other games, I'm building a PC instead. Maybe if they're so worried about piracy and used games, they should games good enough to warrant the freaking $60 price tag.