in Ubuntu 10.04, SMB network shares mounted through Nautilus could be found with mount points in ~/.gvfs/ . However, since upgrading to Ubuntu 10.10, I can no longer find those mount points in that location.

Did the location of the mount points move, or does Nautilus now manage SMB entirely through its own means rather than giving the shares a filesystem mount point? And if so, is there any way to revert Nautilus' behavior to that in 10.04?

The underlying problem here is that Ubuntu's GUI method of mounting SMB shares makes them generally inaccessible to most other applications, and the problem now is that the old workaround for that (accessing the shares through ~/.gvfs or to symlinks to the mount points therein) is no longer accessible.