Even though it was to be expected it does feel satisfying to see such a beat down. It goes to show these guys are strong and not in name only. It was very quick and smooth so we can move the plot forward.
Lucy's not really weak, she's severely unlucky in her match ups and has that poor stamina problem. But in terms of experience and strength she is well up there. She is good to handle her own without a doubt as a master Celestial Mage. But her problem is majorly lying in her strategizing and confidence. If it wasn't for that she'd be making some serious victories in her fights. She could be even more deadly than that chick from the Orecion Seis.