The post says: "In fact, from AT&T’s perspective, this is better than a software lock in some ways — you’re not going to be able to download a hack that gets you on another network, so you’re totally at the mercy of your carrier at choice for providing a compatible card."
Hmm… but how difficult really will it be for other carriers to come out with micro SIMs? Can't be that hard. And they have several months to get up to speed. I don't think the jury is out on this yet.