I think the political realities of trying to govern - a country or a city - are slowing dawning on numerous, new MSPs and Councillors today.
A long weekend of dialogue has failed to deliver a coalition deal for Holyrood - and also for many Scottish Council Chambers - and the luxury of opposition must seem like a distant memory to many politicians today.
Personally, I think it's a very, very positive development. You can sense an element of political maturity creeping into many minds where before it was broadly absent.
This type of transformation does take years, but the seeds are clearly there today, and one thing is certain - none of it would be taking place under First-past-the-post.