What I think has been exciting about the news of the discovery of a particle that bears a strong resemblance to the hypothetical Higgs Boson (and it has not been proven that it is the Higgs Boson particle yet, just that they have found a particle where the Higgs Boson was predicted to be) is how excited others are and how it has captured the imagination of individuals, whether they are scientists or non-scientists. The impact of the discovery will only be realised in the future and I am sure that this day will go down in history. Brian Cox explains it fairly well in this video clip from the BBC.
Still not sure of what the Higgs Boson is?
(I admit that I have to keep checking my facts as I am not a particle physicist)
PhD Comics have a good video explanation about the complexity of the discovery and the particle itself on this link (Higgs Boson Explained).
Congratulations to everyone involved in the discovery!
Skeptical kinkster musing on whatever takes my fancy!