If you want to play with the latest tech I guess you have to be willing to put up with random and unexpected bugs like when I turned on my Vista PC today I was greeting with a BSOD, how nice!!!
Anyways it looks like it's not as bad as it would have been with XP since Vista's registry hasn't completely taken a dump to the point of having to do a reinstall.
The BSOD I got looks to be a known bug with Vista and Nvidia hardware that will hopefully be fixed soon:
"An update: this is bug in nvstor.sys. We are planning to release an updated
driver via Windows Update. I don't have an ETA though."