Oh. Ok. I had said in the original post back when the kwin fella said that he was going to drop GL1.. that AMD would never listen to something like this. Obviously, I was wrong. Actually, I was wrong twice since actually the Open Source drivers (for my Mobility 5870 at least) work just fine with all the stuff I normally do anyway.
Well, there you have it. I was wrong and I'm willing to admit it, lol. Good for us that AMD's going to fix this, I prefer their cards to nVidia's.