my biggest mistake was buying Thief so soon. For once I got carried away and thought with the hype also came a title that was good to go straight out of the box.
The result is me being overwhelmingly and utterly pissed.
Will go back to buying games six months later like I always did.
EDIT: dunno if it's my anxiety growing with age or this driver thing has gotten slower and more painful than ever, with releases and fixes taking ages and people giving lesser and lesser f*cks everytime, probably out of simple resignation ...