Hey Wombat, I too was without power in NJ, Got it yesterday so 14 days in total. I have a generator but with the gas issues I had to conserve it and ended up by my in-laws. These two weeks were pretty rough so I can relate to what you went through. Don't listen to Cheapy short changing it!
On a side note, I still don't understand the 3DS outselling the VITA. I realize cost is definitely a factor but the Vita is far superior. The 3DS hasn't even gotten that many interesting games lately and the VITA catalog is growing. I'm also looking forward to PS Plus coming to VITA. Hopefully Sony will drop the price soon to compete.