It's all a matter of perspective. There have been some very exciting matches if you have watched them eg. Hewitt v Vik, Baghdatis v Stepanek, and Kiefer v Srichaphan for example. And I have been lucky to have seen all three of these on our broadcasts in Oz.
Plus the Malisse v Johansson match (which is on now) is very exciting if you are watching that.
If you were unable to see these than I guess some of the other clashes have been relatively one sided but it's often the case in early round action at the slams.
But, with 3 of the big guns not playing, I can't see this tournament being as exciting as last years AO mens which had so many thrilling battles in the 2nd week. Thank heavens there are lots of potential great match ups in the womens to generate interest! Go Hingis!