I guess your 10 year streak of good luck is the silver lining of hopeful comfort for all the Ubuntu users running the nvidia drivers and experiencing lock ups when exiting World of Goo. And I'm sure the upstream kernel developers are willing to discount their own long experience looking at crash reports now that you've made us aware of your high regard of the nvidia driver's stability.
I like that vibe you've got going on there. One man's personal experience against a mountain of contrary opinion and evidence. That's the sort of awe inspiring situational awareness and view of the big picture that causes me to respect opponents to global warming and evolutionary theory so very very highly. I salute you!
I'm really glad the Ubuntu developers decided to finally enable kerneloop reporting so we can get a more comprehensive and unbiased view of the sources of instability in the Ubuntu kernel. Though I'm not sure they are in the kerneloops.org database yet. I personally fully expect that the Ubuntu experience will be much like the Fedora one in the kerneloops record. The proprietary drivers will dominate the crash reporting statistics...Canonical will introduce some bugs via patches, which will be quickly fixed (just as Fedora has)...but the proprietary driver bugs, like nvidia, will linger and linger...contrary to your singular personal experience.