All the way back in July I mentioned how slow and unstable KDE 4 is with NVIDIA, and why it's not their fault. Through August/September/October I've been living in a time warp and finally emerged out the other side... and behold! NVIDIA has graced our presence with a new driver release that has several KDE 4 compositing & Plasma fixes!!!
I clapped, I was so happy. Take pity on me.