The main point being the fact that people have argued _years_ ago that TuxOnIce should be merged (which was and still is a superior implementation), which would give us _better_ suspend/resume and hibernate/thaw then. And we wouldn't have to suffer through current blank-screen/slow/pick-up-app-memory-from-swap thing for all these years.
I'll also bet $5 that the whole thing would have been improved faster, had Linus decided to involve Nigel directly, by merging TuxOnIce.
Instead we have the uswsusp kludge (1000 moving parts or something?) and the old, slow and ugly swsusp. I hope Linus really gets annoyed one of these days :-)