Progress on the drivers has been pretty much what we said users should expect -- are you saying that you expected the release of specs to result in better, faster drivers "almost immediately" ? If so, I'm sorry but I don't believe that either we or the development community every said anything like that.
If you're saying "I bought an ATI product a year ago because of the announcement about releasing programming specs, but I'm having trouble living with that decision because I really need full-featured 3D support on Fedora" that's a perfectly reasonable statement -- but that isn't how the thread started.
Your original post said "What drove me to buy an ATI card was the news that they were going to publish the specifications and I thought that maybe for once a manufacturer understood how to interact with the community and that they were actually going to make some positive change in the Linux driver scene."
Where do you think we have failed in that regard ?