Maybe I'll be hugely disappointed, but looking ahead to the coming season I can't help but be really excited about what could be a really great Premiership.
The sheer number of real quality players that have been transferred into the League, versus the relatively small number of players who are leaving is really encouraging.
For a few quick examples -
INs: Florent Malouda, Eduardo Da Silva, Roque Santa Cruz, Christian Wilhelmsson, Nani, Anderson, Owen Hargreaves, Claudio Pizarro, Fernando Torres, Andriy Voronin, Ryan Babel, Rolando Bianchi, Elano, Gareth Bale etc
OUTs: Well, aside from Thierry Henry, the vast majority of 'big' players leaving the league are those who have been out on loan anyway or who haven't really adjusted well to the Premiership - the likes of Luis Garcia, Reyes, Juan Pablo Angel, Khalid Boulharouz, Gonzalez, Cisse, Zenden, Giuseppe Rossi. Actually, that is about it for quality players leaving - though of course there might still be a few departures (Heinze, Robben etc)
In essence, Premiership teams have been replacing unsuccessful players with quality, attacking foreigners. Not 'galacticos', but players who should fit well into their teams and genuinely improve the standard of football. Not only have Man United, Chelsea (assuming they play with wingers) and Liverpool have made attacking transfers and added real quality to hopefully create an exciting title race (jury's still out on Arsenal IMO), but mid-tablers have improved their 'teams' greatly. Newcastle might have sorted out their defence, Spurs have made signings to potentially upset the top 4, Man City are a team transformed, West Ham have Ashton back. Then of course we have the token Irish interest in Sunderland.
Maybe the hype or lack of football have gotten to me, but I personally cannpt wait for the season to start.
EDIT: Clerical error