I find it amazing that r300g is consistently above 3/4 of the Catalyst performance now, often even faster. That's all anyone can ask for, and a huge success for the open source community.
So true. However, there are some flaws like the lack of out of the box s3tc texture compression in Open Source drivers. I'd also like to see performance comparison in more demanding games like UT2k4, Quake 4. If OS drivers will keep performing well, then blobs can go home.
Thanks to pingufunkybeat and tball for those answers.
However, I really like Michael to write (and keep updated) something giving the comparison between open-source and catalyst, so the end-user that I am can see what areas are supported and what others needs to be improved on open-source side.
I'll visit the link given by pingufunkybeat though, this should partially answer the point.