Your personal opinion is clearly represented when you write "little".However, we have learned that ctx_voodoo is not even needed for all graphics cards and that Red Hat was just attempting to ignore this little fact.
And again, you are completely ignoring that most of the kernel developers in the ML did NOT want Red Hat to merge. You may want to read Alan Cox's replies again.
In fact I can't remember a single developer, except Linus, that wanted Red Hat to merge now, but I am sure you can find this ONE post.
So for you next article I think you should put a little graph that shows the number of developers that wanted Red Hat to merge now versus those that wanted Red Hat to wait.