> Sure, it's there...but in many cases it's unusable with Linux, because there's no working driver. Sure that's a "driver issue", but it's still a problem. It doesn't look to me like it'll be feasible to depend on hardware 3D working on all linux desktops anytime soon.
Not sure about the "many cases" (cn), but you can't solve problems by running away from them anyway, the solution is to _fix_ 3D, it is not a hardware issue we just need proper drivers.
If nobody uses 3D because it "doesn't work", no one will fix it because "no one uses it".
We can no longer consider 3D as a "nice to have" feature given recent and future hardware developments; we have to take advantage of the hardware we have.