It's been a long time since I posted here. I'm testing Ubuntu 9.10 and so far I like it. It's performance isn't that great on my old lappy with an ATI 9600. Well 2D isn't that great but 3D is. I'll get back soon with more information when I have time. So far it looks like it's going to be a great release.
By following my own guide for Jaunty. I was able to put back most of the missing video performance. You will find the instructions here. I guess Karmic is here to stay.