I wondered how long it would take for the mindless and uninformed bashing to begin. As a casual, but long time Linux gamer, I've been watching the Linux graphics situation since about 1997, having owned quite a number of different graphics cards over that time. All in all, and despite a huge wind of FUD coming from certain agenda-driven Linux kernel developers, I have found NVidia's drivers to be about the highest quality of any Linux drivers I have ever run, open source or closed.
Probably my vote for the "Lifetime Embarrassment Award" would go to the perpetually unfinished open-source Radeon driver. At least my Intel X4500 graphics are finally stable. I purchased an MB with a G43 chipset last Fall, specifically because Intel was supposed to be doing such a great job supporting Linux FOSS drivers. And it was, without a doubt, the *worst* Linux graphics experience I have ever had. I had to go back to my NVidia for a couple of months, waiting for even the *text consoles* to become usable.
So be careful about trashing NVidia and making implied claims about FOSS video driver quality. Because there is a lot more embarrassing evidence I could throw back at you.