Back in the old days I would go to the site and download the drivers. Now there are installed from the Ubuntu repository soon as I turn on 3D desktop effects. So if you ask me they might want to start tracking downloads from the different distros out there. Then again I'm sure a lot of people are thinking that.
However it still suck that they're not worried about ESA and PhysX support. I'm a little upset that the Linux gaming market is not doing well but that's when I just say fuck it and go with a gaming console. However I still enjoy playing FPS games like QuakeLive and I hope I'll still be able to play some of the new games using Wine if there isn't a native port. I think the only thing that would help Linux get back on track is a game console because a lot of games are ported to Windows using Microsoft's XNA SDK.