There are breaktrough every month in science. Imho this is a breaktrough. Not one that will change our life... at least now.
With the LHC, fundamental physists are learning a lot. And I hope they will finally find that "reunion" theory (a real breakthrough) in the next 20 years...
We all come here to have a view on science progress. That's the point of
Geez the fun times are ahead not behind.
Beside, it's a matter of funding, Einstein had a nearly illimited budget. He could do any of the tests he wanted. Nowadays scientists have to beg to get anything. And even there, large progress is done.