I guess I'm stunned by the mathematical implications. Suppose I have a PSK consisting of a 64 digit hex. This avoids the PMK = PBKDF2(passphrase, ssid, ssidLength, 4096, 256) hashing process and becomes the 256 bit AES key. This provides approximately 1.15e+77 possible keys. The article I referenced earlier indicated the ability to try 3.84e+11 possibilities per second. If we factor in that the current cloud cracking capability increases that ability by a magnitude of 1 trillion(an obvious WAG) or 3.84e+23, it would still take 9.55e+45 years to exhaust the possible key space for a 256 bit key. To exhaust the key space in one day would require the ability to run 1.34e+72 possibilities per second, which is a magnitude increase of e+61 over the referenced ability and e+49 over my WAG. I would think that folks like Schneier, would be shouting it from the rooftops if this were the case. Yet, I can find nothing of the sort. So, I'm obviously missing something.