WORLD CUP POLL: Good, bad, boring?

How was it for you, the FIFA World Cup 2006? Did football’s quadrennial showpiece live up to its reputation as the cradle of the world’s greatest sport? Or was it like so many things in our life, a sad victim of hype, unable to live up to the expectations of image-managers and marketeers? Was the football exciting or boring, better or worse than before? Did the stars thrill you to the bone or did they disappoint? And, as the business journalists say, what were the key “takeaways” for you?