Actually, the article reinforced it to me again that my ION purchase was right. I truly believe that ATI has better hardware per $, but what does that matter when it can't run right. Included in that is the fact that their proprietary driver doesn't work on 10.04 yet (a month before release!).
I would love to use ATI's hardware in my HTPC setups, but since they don't even have XV acceleration yet, I am not interested.
But it would have been nice to have 1080P/720P video tests included. I already know the outcome, but it still would keep one up to date (even if there is no change).