Upside of the current era from my personal perspective: I enjoy watching Federer more than any other player and generally am appreciative to have seen him play. Downside: This era has been so unbelieveably top heavy such that the Grand Slams and all tourneys have been reduced to a mind-numbing wait for the finals. The early rounds seem almost irrelevant and even the late rounds have been predictiable. I enjoyed the tension of the quarters and semis in previous eras whereas the tension from those rounds is almost completely gone in this era as the results are virtual foregone conclusions. Put another way: would a little more parity be good for the men's game and the spectator's enjoyment of the game? I wish a few more players had risen up to provide sustained challenges to Fed and Nadal. Thank gosh for Nole over the last year...but I wish Murray or a few others had also asserted themselves. I havge been very fristrated that players like Murray, Verdasco, etc, etc. who clearly have great talent can not sustain any sort of challenge. I think alot of it is mental failing. Thoughts?