A major part of the takeaway buzz in the popular press—and by a lot of authorities quoted it seemed—was that the Higgs boson/mechanism explained mass (and inertia). I was quite impressed by this fundamental mystery being solved and mentioned it to a prof and he said did not: mass and inertia were completed explained long ago on relativistic grounds, and suggested a lot of hoopla was been made up by CERN for the publicity's sake. Now it seems to me as I searched this site that the Higgs mechanism explains this mass, that mass, not the other mass, and also not really x,y, z mass, that there might be other Higgs fields, etc. Is it fair to say that no ensemble of all known and conjectured and unknown Higgs mechanisms taken as contributing to the mass of protons, leptons, tossed baseballs, and rocket sleds, in fact, explain mass and inertia in any complete macroscopic sense? And there is no unifying theory, at least tentative and speculative, that would unify Higgs and relativistic mass?