I missed my old favorite U2 perform as well as Coldplay (I have and love their Viva La Vida album). I was, however, disappointed a bit when I heard that they may have copied Joe Satarani's "If I Could Fly." It seems too similar to be coincidental. What do you think? Rumor has it that Joe Satarani's people were going to serve Coldplay with papers during the Grammys since they have been "dodging" them thus far. Wouldn't THAT have added some tension to the show :).
As far as winners of actual awards go, I would have liked it if my boys had won an award and Allison Krauss and Robert Plant could have shared the wealth, but I didn't really care that much. I was mostly just wanting to watch a "concert" since it has been soooo long. And seeing so many artists, often combining, very successfully, with artists of different genre's--it was well worth the three hours of couch potatohood.