I think withdrawing support for R500 series cards is bad.. they are jus abt 2-3 years old now.. and i'm sure AMD's gr8 catalyst team is gonna continue 2 goof up wonderfully as they have been doing all along even after removing this support and "shrinking the codebase".. thank god i switched to a laptop with Nvidia 9600M graphics.. the prop. driver runs wonderfully without any hitches for me