Better hardware support - this is something we would all like to see happen. And it seems that it could happen, thanks in part to a Dell supported project known as DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support).
Wait, It's Been Out Since 2003 And Is It Not Already Commonly Used? I may be off here, but I could have sworn this has been used for sometime now? DKMS has been said to already be at work in Mandriva (also PCLinuxOS) and Ubuntu, among other common distros. However, there's a bigger question that needs to be answered - by making this easier, is this not a path to more goofs after kernel updates? Well, it's a nice idea not to have to manually rebuild modules, I suppose.