I was using SPServices today and I needed to know the view name for the view that I was on. I have a list that has several views and I wanted to know the name so that I could use it for the "getlistitems" webservice call. I know that ctx.view will get you the current view by guid, but I wanted the actual name.
The name of the view is actually on the page in the viewselector dropdown and this little piece of code gets the text of the current view
var viewname = $("td[id*='onetViewSelector']").text();
Now that is really neat huh?