Match wasn't interesting, because of the predictability. You knew what was going to happen before it played out in reality. Nole was adequate. Not bad, not special. Mucho went for a lot as he had too and eventually wore down in both sets, as he couldn't keep up the level of shotmaking required to win.
Also, the reason why Nole (and Azarenka for the WTA) don't get the love from fans/media that their fans may desire is because the games they play are very streamline, very simple. They're grinders; they don't hit the big shots consistently, they aren't going for winners like Federer, they don't have the huge topspin like Nadal. Plus both are naturally emotional, they are "characters" and not everyone appreciates that. A lot of people view them as less humble and therefore less likable than most players.
Not saying I agree, since I like Nole, but that's what it is. Nole will never get the same love as Roger/Rafa and his fans will need to accept this.
Excellent observation and explanation. Yes, Nole surely comes across to the crowd as arrogant, being only an extreme extrovert, born and raised in another type of culture that does not insist on the stiff upper lip conduct. I am very much aware of that --- he needn't do anything apart from simply showing and expressing his true feelings strongly, and, there you go, he's taken to be as chesty as a peacock. Which is completely wrong because he's only a very intelligent youngster, even overly serious and considerate of other people's opinions (at least from what I saw in a couple of TV interviews). That's why I think you were spot on.