While licking your wounds you might check out this Northwest Division Pre-Season Survey conducted by Jeremy at PickaxeandRoll. Interesting opinions...and more interesting that on several accounts there seems to be general agreement among expert bloggers around the Northwest Division.
Also...I don't feel much like celebrating at all but there were 2732 comments in yesterday's combined Open Thread, which is, like, a ton. Thank you all for participating. I hope we have a chance to have a wide-open, super-fun, winning thread soon. It's always great to be having an amazing game and talking about it live.