How would the universe with standard model w/o Higgs look like? I guess confinement would still cause hadronization. Due to zero rest mass pions would be stable. Nucleons as lightest baryons would be stable b/c there is not lighter state into wich they could decay (even so the weak force is now a long-range force). The typical fusion processes of light nuclei would produce at least alpha particles. Therefore there would be a dilute gas of massless pions, nucleons, some alpha particles, massless leptons and photons as well as massless W- and Z-bosons. Am I correct?