MaxiodHydra updated her previous post letting users know the fact that not only TS3 (retail disc) will NOT feature SecuROM, but the EA Download Manager will also NOT feature SecuROM.

After reading the letter from Rod, many of you had questions about SecuROM. I’ve taken your concerns to our management team and can confirm that SecuROM will not be included in The Sims 3 disc or in the EA Download Manager (software needed to install patches and access The Sims 3 Store).

So all in all, I think this is fantastic news.  Hopefully this settles that arguement.  Now all we need to do is set things straight with the in-game advertisements.