Um, sure ChrisW, whatever.
Anyway, there are really only two good things about 3DMark:
1. Online Result Browser.
2. The synthetic tests.
I think that if 3DMark could get some agreements with various game developers to have snippets of their game engines in 3DMark for benchmarking purposes, then it would be an excellent tool. But as it stands, no. It's fun to compare other systems against your own, but 3DMark has always just been a crappy judge of performance in real-world gaming situations.
"Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it." - Richard P. Feynman