Give a lot of credit to Futuremark for not using this as an all out attack on Nvidia. Given Nvidia's very outspoken discrediting of 3DMark03, it would have been very easy to get drawn into that game. Instead they chose to learn from Nvidia's mistake and not try to hide something that may come up later. By releasing the patch and making public the fact that both Nvidia & ATI had cut some corners in their tests they are at least making a decent effort into making 3DMark03 a more accurate benchmark.
I'm not saying that 3Dmark is now the end all, definitive benchmark, but I like the way Futuremark handled the issue.......discreet & fair.