Great to see Warney, McGrath and Langer all go out on a high - as well as Ponting getting the ultimate revenge, but I ultimately feel a residual annoyance at the fact that England were so crap. Without doubt Australia were a significantly superior side, but this English side still had too much talent IMO to go down 5-zip. Pietersen may well have been attacked for not being a team man, but he put a value on his wicket that few of the English bats did.
On the other hand, sadly, 5-nil probably does accurately tell the story of the series. Virtually every time Australia needed something special, they found something, and every time England were confronted with a decisive moment, they caved. It may sound harsh, IMO, with a few notable exceptions, there was a real lack of character shown this series by the English, and it got worse as the series went on. Taking a dead rubber, generally common enough, never looked likely, and it wasn't solely down to the Aussie's determination, as impressive as it was. Even when being beaten in the last Ashes, Australia tended to hang on by their fingertips and force the Poms to actually finish us off. It's a matter of pride.