Re: Much better view here
"I can't help but wonder if my sense of awe & wonder was akin to what people felt watching the Apollo programme footage back in the day. "
As someone old enough to have seen the Apollo launches I can say with some confidence "YES IT BLOODY WELL IS!!!!!!!"
The bit I still can't quite get over is the full HD live (FFS, LIVE!!!) coverage of the entire launch all the way to the "top". With the Apollo and earlier craft we got to see sometimes poor coverage of the launch and then nothing else until, maybe, there might some grainy black & white coverage from orbit.