first of all, ronaldo's explosion didn't resemble pele's because nobody could get a ball at his feet and explode like young ronaldo, not even pele. pele was a different kind of player.
i agree with ze when he says ronaldo will be better than he was before. he has much more passion in his game now; before, he was just scoring because nike told him to. now he actually has some love for his shirt, and we all saw what that meant to him in this world cup.
but don't judge ronaldo on how he played in this world cup. in terms of match fitness, he was behind everybody else because he only played about 10 games for inter. he just was not physically prepared to play 7 games in 3 weeks. if he stays fit, he will be fifa player of the year again within the next two years.