So the way i see it now is 1 of 3 things can happen,
1. Nvidia can release a 1.1 shader optimized driver for 6800 cards, which is highly unlikely, because it isnt nvidias fault.
2. SOE can release a shader model update for EQ2 like crytek did, which is a possiblity.
3. SOE can do nothing which is most likely
i posted the info over on the Nivida forums as well, and one of the Nvidia mods was most interested in your find chris, heheh things are warming up for SOE