Well, they managed to keep the Rumble intriguing until the end of the second match. The battle royale itself was pointless unless you are a fan of hearing YOUR world champion whimper like a baby for however long that lasted.
Last week was the first time in a long time i didn't read the Smackdown spoilers. And i agree, it makes the show lots more fun. Recently i've started avoiding many of the wrestling web sites out there, just because they seem so negative.