Strangely written article: They seemed disappointed.
QCD + all of Quantum Field Theory is looking stronger than ever.
It says “nothing spectacular to report” but to be honest, I find THIS to be _quite_ spectacular.
No flat dimensions were found. With a bit of looking at alternate theories, we could likely find a number of theories that might have just lost a bit of ground in the horse race of competing ideas.
I personally find confirmation of working ideas to be more exciting than the usual “Everything You Ever Knew Just Turned Upside Down”.
I like knowing what we know so far is working and working well.