We had about 95% of the eclipse here and it was a surreal experience (my third eclipse) that was an interesting visual: dusk without the long shadows. I'm not sure what people expected but I know they expected a lot more because of the disappointment expressed by so many. Everything doesn't have to be a Michael Bay moment.
I enjoyed the serenity of uniqueness of the event even if it didn't get pitch black in the middle of the day. I drank in the unique visuals and the strangeness of the moment. I loved it.