Well, I was hugely disappointed with the music in the finale. It was way too subtle, bothing stood out unlike previous episodes such as Exodus Pt 2 or Revelations.
I really *really* hated the fact they used the 1978 music to help guide Galactica to her fate. This show has grown beyond the original. Bringing it back then only reminded us this show is borne from another show, and it was just unnecessary.
It felt like Bear had taken a break for this last episode. Really did.
Sorry but I also happen to think you're dead wrong. I think what you may be saying is subtle and didn't stand out is mainly because a lot of stuff, especially in the battle scenes, got drowned out majorly by sound effects, which is sad. This happens a lot - the magnificent cue accompanying Starbuck's flight in Maelstrom gets severely drowned out to the point where all you can hear is the woodwinds and drums.