That shit was nuts. People were dying left and right from H1N1 in our ICUs. Some had multiple comorbidities and immunocompromised states; but MANY others were just young, healthy, yet unlucky people who developed life-threatening respiratory failure from it. Why it hits some people so badly, while giving others just a fever and some aches, who knows; but the families of those who suffered through these critical illnesses, of whom there were many, would vehemently disagree with your assessment that "nothing happened" from H1N1.
Additionally, our hospitals were stretched to the absolute max, it felt like sheer mayhem for several months, and we saw the (frighteningly restricted) limits of our healthcare system's ability to cope with a large-scale epidemic.
In conclusion... lots of bad things happened in the United States from the H1N1 epidemic, and you are lucky you didn't have to bear witness to, or suffer the consequences of, any of them. Others were not so lucky.