Re: 8800 GTS - I should have waited.
I've been using my Geforce 8800gtx with the 9742 drivers for quite a while now and don't have any problems concerning World of Warcraft NOT running in opengl with wine or cedega.
I do not use XGL or AIGLX in any kind of way 'cause i don't like to vomit everytime I move a window, because its blobbing around. :-) (just kidding)
But one thing I'm sure of is, that framebuffer consoles and the X Server definetly do not mix well (at least not with the 9742 driver).
Just disable the Framebuffer Console completly and you will be able to switch from the X Server to ttys and vice versa just fine.