I think that I am finally going to terminate my subscription. Six months with not even that monthly status report? The only technical thing that I ever requested (mounting of ISO images in Cedega) did quite well in the poll, yet it is still missing from Cedega (and from the poll list).
Another thing that I hate about Cedega is the total closedness of the project. I guess that there is an open CVS somewhere, by try finding that on Transgaming website... There are no big friendly developer-buttons anywhere and it is just painful trying to get to that area (if there even is one anymore). The development follows that usual commercial software development with publisher-consumer relationship. They decide what they do, when they do and what do they tell us about it. We decide whether we want to pay for it or not.
I became a subscriber when I found Cedega on some warez site with the announcement saying that it could run Far Cry (the game that had by far the best graphics at the time and that still is one of the top titles on that sector). So, I downloaded it, tried it on Far Cry and found out that I could play on Linux almost as well as on Windows. So, I subscribed, only to find out that later releases soon b0rked the game. I was fooled to wait for that new release that will fix all these issues, all the time, but apparently now, several years later, there still hasn't been that release. New major releases seem to bring support for some MMORPG (which I do not play at all) but every time I try some of those older games, they still fail to run.
Most games do not work at all, some work with issues and a few (StarCraft, most importantly for me) work fine.
However, I have found that I even start Cedega less and less often. Today I tried starting it for the first time after a six month pause (the last time I tried when 6.0 was released). And apparently it has got broken by some library updates as Cedega won't start at all. Frankly, I don't even care to investigate or try to fix it, which also makes me wonder why do I keep paying the subscription.
While Cedega's bugs certainly partly explain me not using it, they are not the main reason. The thing is that in the past couple of years a lot of really good open source games have appeared. Unfortunately you cannot find these on libsdl.org games lists or maybe not even on your distro's package manager. You just have to know the name of the game and fetch an unofficial package or a source tarball from the project website and install it yourself.
In the past months, I have found myself spending numerous hours on TA Spring (an RTS game that beats Supreme Commander in playability and isn't that far behind on the graphics sector either), Frets on Fire (Guitar Hero clone, with the same gameplay but with better controller and better graphics - and a lot more bugs - than the original) and UltraStar-NG (SingStar clone, with far better audio analysis than the original). Notably, all are clones of some commercial games, with things done better than in the original. All these projects also have fully open development models.
So, I would not recommend keeping dual boot, as someone suggested, but rather I'd recommend finding better games
One thing that would be nice is an open-source games list that does not accept crappy games and that periodically keeps removing titles that are no longer developed or that are superceded by better projects. People need a list of high quality games, not a list of zillion one-man hobby/learning projects that were abandoned five years ago anyway.
Anyone willing to set up such a list (maybe on Wikipedia)?