1. I get the sense that people think grouping is far more dangerous than grabbing the bottom hammer. I don't agree, based on my personal deaths, but maybe if I were better the bottom hammer would be more consistently safe and the grouping would be about the same as it is now? I don't know. This came up a lot in commentary during earlier rounds.
2. Robbie skipping the umbrella on the pie factory more than once has me wondering if he's really that good to know that the grab will miss the window for taking the top ladder up and yield a net loss of points. That's basically telling me that he knows within a few frames when the top ladder will descend, and also that he somehow knows whether or not he'll get delayed by a pie on the 4th girder. If so, this is amazing.
3. Wes hitting that last top right rivet near the end of his game with 000 on the timer and the freezer moving at the last possible instant was incredible. That was a "holy shit" moment that reminded me of the "Daigo full parry" in a Street Fighter tournament some years ago.
4. Robbie showed that with persistence and fighting through ridiculous luck on rivet boards you can still score damn near 1.1M. I doubt many have survived that many screwings.
5. Vertical jumps with split barrels are HARD. You need to be frame perfect, and I'm not convinced that Wes' penultimate death was even a makable jump. He may have needed to wall jump that one and hope for the fireball to stay down.
All in all, it was a tremendous final and we got to see nearly 2 complete games of all out point pressing at the same time.