I think that what you actually did on the day of the GF is very important. Whether it be a great social occasion, or you just checked the scores whilst working, the surroundings definitely help you remember the actual match in a more positive or negative way.
The modern game talent is weak compared to previous seasons. Watching recent flags has made me feel rather empty. It's as if there's nothing on the line or any form of intensity in finals anymore.
West Coast on the day were actually good, one of the better quality teams of the era. But the game itself and both teams playing style was extremely lax and poor in general. Geelong/St Kilda Grand Final matches were by far the best I've seen since 2004.