Saw it live. I wouldn't call it match of the year (not because it wasn't a 4 star match or anything but just because off the top of my head HBK/UT 2, Richards/Black, and WGTT/KOW were all better than it) but I would call it an appropriately epic blow off to the feud of the year. They played off and paid off nearly every major moment from the feud in one sick, sick match (I do mean sick; Steen did an awful lot of blood licking). Maybe one or two too many death defying kick outs, but other than that, I'd say it lived up to the hype.
I think the Goldust/ Booker union was more entertaining then Goldust pretending to be mentally handicapped. I guess if/when this angle tanks, they can reunite the team. Goldust as a foil in Booker's battle against HHH's group would have elevated him.