I bet the XFree86 guys are feeling like bigger idiots by the day. This is what happens when you try and mess with free software and put off good developers. Quite nice poetic justice as XFree86 fades to nothingness.
I do, however, hope that these new features can be made to work on BSD and other UNIX platforms in time. It would be a shame for FreeBSD, quite a nice kernel/OS itself, to be in the position Linux has been in for this time simply because of popularity.