From the outset Mowbray wanted to add quality and players such as mcginn , freeman and the lad from forest I believe represent this.
Would I want Windass and garner ? If your looking at the present possibly and grudgingly yes. Are they significantly better than what we have? Debatable.
If your trying to build something the other three show more purpose and ambition and would have raised the overall standard of the team. That I feel is what we should be aiming towards.
However I agree the end result leaves a feeling of deflation and anti climax. Maybe for Mowbray and Waggot when Speaking about transfer policy. They need to walk the walk when they talk the talk.