"will it just peter out?" It shouldn't do, there are plans for an annual Paralympic Festival at the Olympic Park. That along with the Boris' annual Festival of Cycling is the much talked about sporting legacy in action.
"not all of the events at the Paralympics made for compulsive viewing" As was synkronized swimmin' for me, but I at least acknowledged it's skill. One of the biggest disappointments for me was in not showing the road cycling and rowing live, they are two of the most compulsive sports to spectate.
"watching the Paralympics was a bit of an eye opener for me." ...and a few million others. Once I got past the first few days of gawping like it was a side show, I accepted it for what it is. And is that not the point of the Paralympics?
"Their attitude to life..." Is something an awful lot of us have taken notice of.
"A few less... advert breaks" That's the price of commercial TV, as are the annoying ads on this site. I think the BBC are quietly kicking themselves for not realising the potential of broadcasting a home Paralympics as a national crown jewel of broadcasting.
I have no doubt that Britain has shown the world the value of doing the Paralympics with an equal media profile to the Olympics, we've shown them what we expect in the future when they're held, as the Mayor of Rio has admitted, and we've shown the world that the Paralympic Games and athletes are every bit as competitive as the able bodied games and Olympians.
How much is a Rio return by boat?