A number of things have kept me from getting back to this discussion since Friday night. I see I have a lot of reading to do!
After letting it simmer in the back of my mind for a few days, I'm still disappointed in what we got. For me, this really turned into the expectation being greater than the event; there was just simply no way the finale could live up to its hype.
I've kept it in the DVR and will watch it again in a month or so to see if it still strikes me the same way.