The NBC camera work was dreadful--I don't think it could have been worse. Of course, this type of performance isn't easy to capture, but they could certainly have gotten better images of particular moments. When they went close on a dancer they didn't stay long enough; when they went far away they picked peculiar moments and sometimes went too far; mid-shots cut off legs or heads ...
I also wished they had given general viewers a bit more explanation/commentary. I know they didn't want to "bore" viewers -- as Pozner said when explaining why he wouldn't identify the photos of the writers being featured in the literature section--but would it have been too much to say that each of the woman soloists was wearing the costume of a famous Russian ballet leading role -- Swan Queen [edited to say, dying swan], Firebird, Scheherazade? (If they wanted an American 'hook,' then they could even have noted that the Scheherazade music/story also are what inspired American gold medalists Davis/White in their free skate.)
Generally, I'm not a fan of a lot of talk, but still think they could have done more to explain the images than murmur the name Diaghilev which surely meant nothing to anyone who didn't already know who he was...Of course since they were doing such a lousy job showing the images in the first place--other than the chandelier--I suppose it didn't make a difference.
I was pretty disappointed when I learned, via twitter, there would be no Lopatkina. But after I saw it...less so.
That said, I thought a lot of the ceremony was very beautiful--and beautifully shown on television--and enjoyed the dancing depiction of the malfunctioning snowflake from opening ceremonies.
I was also mildly surprised (not in a bad way) Bach went as far as he did in commenting on violence going on right now in the world.