Ya i am forgetting about the mishaps they add. That was awkward. Still artistically speaking all these opening ceremonies are kind of silly (imagine brian williams voice's saying 'this dance represents the country's passion for pottery'). So in that regard i don't recall Vancouver standing out. From what i remember, I actually enjoyed the lumberjack and beaver moments as a tongue in cheek kind of thing. but like windex said, Winter games never resemble the amount of money that goes into summer games. whole different ballpark.
I'm totally looking forward to the London ceremonies. they should be awesome.