I probably don't belong in this era as I no longer fit into WWEs primary demographic since the switch to a PG-TV product. But I still order WrestleMania every year and luckily in the UK we get some of the other PPVs for free. I watch Raw every now and then and haven't watched SmackDown for about 4 years.
What is annoying about WrestleMania over the past few years is that the WWE seem to use it as an excuse to pull out a few good matches on one night, something which is forbidden now. As many old school fans know, WWE performers are frequently told to water down their style and slow the pace down at least half way, which isn't good for new performers who may have all the talent under the sun but will never get the chance to show it off like they would have done, say 10 years ago. (Daniel Bryan comes to mind here)
As predicted the Taker vs. Michaels is the best match of the night, and the best WWE match since their encounter last year. The Cena/Batista match actually started to get quite good and then it was over. It was as if as soon as it was getting entertained the ref was told to end it so it wouldn't be as good as the main event. Jericho and Edge could have had a match of the year easily but instead we got a mid par match. The MitB ladder match was way too cluttered, 6 guys was fine, 8 was pushing it and 10 is just too much. And Bret Hart vs Mr Ilovemyself McMahon was the worst WrestleMania match since Goldberg vs Lesnar at WMXX. I thought it would suck judging by Hart's shape but it was godawful. It was basically the Hart family beating up McMahon and throwing him in the ring so Bret could do a few stomps and chair shots. McMahon can produce a good street fight, we've seen this at WrestleMania X-Seven, XIX and 22 but this was terrible.
Overall this is not what I would expect for something like WrestleMania but exactly what I'd expect from the WWE, a company who can guarantee a great show because its scripted but don't deliver.