Congratulations Red Sox!
No need for an extended essay. Red Sox fans can decide for themselves whether this year feels better than 2004. As a Yankees fan, and therefore as a completely objective observer, I can only say that this year's team performed even more impressively than that one; the apparent lows and dire comebacks only tend to confirm their essential dominance of both leagues. There's every reason to expect they will continue to contend strongly in the foreseeable future.
Speaking of which, it looks like uncertain times coming up for the Yanks, to say the least. Man, I don't even want to go into it right now.