As happens every few years, the sky was deemed to be falling in after the Australian Grand Prix.
It was one of the less eventful season openers we've seen, there's no arguing that, but whenever the opening race of the season is a little flat, the reaction is usually much hand-wringing even when there were plenty of interesting storylines being teed up for the rest of the season.
The main reason for the negativity is that Mercedes is still so far ahead. That's not the team's fault and, regardless of the regulations, there's always the risk of that happening. Even in one-make racing, dominant forces can emerge.