I enjoyed the games - atmosphere was great, organisation too, along with sporting efforts etc. However, I did not particularly enjoy the Opening ceremony and I spent the closing ceremony on a British forum which was not particularly kind either so... I get that the budget was smaller but sorry Gold Coast your handover was pretty bad and more of a travel ad (very similar to current Visit Australia ads on UK TV) Jessica was so miming and it was just a concert - nothing artistic at all. At least Manchester went for it somewhat? It was basically just a Kylie concert with a few other acts added onto the beginning and end Where were the artistic segments using local people, or the numerous Scottish acts that there are on the music scene? As sick as I was of the Proclaimers by the end - they would have gone down a storm with the crowd.