Scots win will breed confidence
Is being small, sometimes, an advantage? I don't mean physically, but if you know you only have, let's say, two stand-offs to choose from, might that give you an advantage over England who, for all I know, may have 12?
Has the small squad system proved that two teams, Edinburgh and Glasgow, can get the key talent training properly without stretching resources?
It's a tale of what might have been: Scotland should have ended up second in the championship with just the one loss to France.
All salute Dan Parks, who I'm delighted I picked out at the start of the campaign as someone who would be key.
Parks will be a massive loss to Glasgow and an asset to Cardiff.
I'm only delighted really because I know I can be wildly out like the rest of us. Oh, and did you think the booing of Parks and his last kick added or detracted from the suspense and the spectacle?
And, as my son is included, I will be as straight as I can about the back-row: they were good and part of being good in any Scottish back-row comes from being forced to perform, as you know there are lads breathing down your neck.
The bigger picture, though, tells of a growing confidence in all phases of the game from lineout to scrum and from tackle to kick chase.
There is certainly something happening in the Scotland squad.
Andy Robinson has been very patient; take for instance Graeme Morrison who was trusted to find his form and did just that.
But back to my earlier point. Ireland has four "proud" provinces, but it didn't seem to give them an advantage.
Maybe we don't need three teams after all, and maybe small is beautiful - unless you count the queue for the back-row of course...