I'm on a nvidia card indeed and i've had trouble with WoW-through-wine (fixed by forcing a resolution in its config files) and Starcraft 2 (not-so-fixed by using the virtual desktop option).
Hmm research opportunity. Will download whatever other native linux games you mentioned that have demos and see how they work for me.
Now to hijack the thread: anyone can give me some pointers on the real state of Linux Ati drivers? Can I now buy a recent card (say a 5830/5850), install accelerated drivers without much trouble and run, say, Eschalon + Starcraft 2-through-wine without any graphical glitches? Or are the Ati drivers still crap and i should suffer with running-hot-nvidia for a few more years?