For all of you keeping a close eye on any official updates from Sony, it's time for Q&A #2 at the PlayStation Blog .
First off, they confirm your download history and Friends list won't be affected by the downtime and secondly, for all of you who have played more single-player lately, your Trophies "are intact." As soon as things come back online, they'll be re-synched. Furthermore, any data on the cloud for PlayStation Plus members will also be restored, and to repeat Sony Online Entertainment's comments earlier in the week, they issue the following clarification from SOE concerning MMOs like DC Universe Online :
"We apologize for any inconvenience players may have experienced as a result of the recent service interruption. As a global leader in online gaming, SOE is committed to delivering stable and entertaining games for players of all ages. To thank players for their patience, we will be hosting special events across our game portfolio. We are also working on a “make good” plan for players of the PS3 versions of DC Universe Online and Free Realms. Details will be available soon on the individual game websites and forums."
Lastly, as far as a "goodwill gesture" for this whole mess, the answer is vague, but Sony says they're "currently evaluating ways to show appreciation" for our patience. No idea what that might be just yet, but we're sure users have a few ideas.