The Future of [Experimental Particle] Physics in the Times

I was impressed (like Mark Trodden) by the lovely pictures, good PR, and even some lyrical prose on CERN’s coming Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the New York Times. But I was annoyed by this statement:

For the past generation, physics has been in something of a rut. There have been plenty of findings from smaller colliders, but the results have mostly been expected.
There’s more to physics than just experimental particle physics: cosmology, for example, which has certainly not been in a rut (and let’s hope we’re not about to get into one).