Taking the liberty of creating this new ticket since the previously similarly titled (since retitled by me) post was not really addressing the issue.
Laryn is correct when he said on the above post that
From what I can tell, this stale issue in JIRA is as far as it went towards integrating Civi Smart Groups into Views.
A lot of the discussion occurred in this forum post.
I am hoping a current project will help/force us to get back to this. But at this point the question is has anyone else either worked on this, or need this and could help fund us to deliver it.