I don't get people saying that 03 was entirely pointless. It was Austin retiring and giving the honour of beating him to what was his biggest rival over the Attitude Era. It was also bringing a close to their era of the WWE with Austin retiring and The Rock already being part time since the last summer and leaving after the Goldberg match. Finally it was The Rock's only PPV victory over Austin aside from in the Survivor Series match. It very much had a point, especially as if Hogan vs Austin was possible it would have happened the previous year when talks broke down.
No. Rock/Austin is the greatest rivalry in the history of the industry. Always had a twist and a time to make it fresh again. Hollywood Rock, babyface vs babyface etc. It was always a different story with different dynamics and the work was top class. The highest level of performance in the borders of this business. The best feud of all time and best match of all time at WM17. You will never see something close to it ever again.