I'm afraid it has. We all want excitement not processions or foregone conclusions. R1 always offers up the best excitement and the best chance of shock results. If you were doing a graph plotting excitement levels from Day 1 to where we are now - with a few mini peaks for the McGill run, the graph would actually be a constant fall from R1 to today.
QFs (Robbo/Hawk) aside were a let down, SFs potentially the same. Perhaps only a great final can provide another swing in the excitement graph.