Also, prop drivers support GL3 on newer cards for a while now. The open ones don't.
And btw, "snap out" of what?
Needing 3 years to get usable is not my definition of "exploded." And we're still not there. Speed is slower, power management isn't that good, features are missing.OSS driver support has exploded since Ati released the docs. Just go install a 3-year-old distro and see what I mean.