I don't understand anything about how the Higgs Boson stuff works, what we're going to do with the new knowledge, or really anything about physics. But! here's a cool thing to take away: Science made a prediction with theory, well before we even had the capability to test that theory. We then built the capability, and tested the prediction. It was verified.
That simple story, and ones like it, are at the root of human achievement. It's good to be human.