Why the Higgs Boson is so important?

The most hyped discovery of science in the human history (I bet not even the heliocentric theory was this hyped), also known as the Higgs Boson, is still hot topic a few days later. Even though I am famous for having unpopular opinions, I don’t want to contribute to the religion VS science debate. Being a professed subjectivist it just doesn’t make sense to me to discuss whether the Higgs Boson proves the non-existence of God, or not.
The Higgs Boson is a massive discovery for the understanding of the universe, I understand that. I agree with that. However, I am not interested in that discovery. It’s not that I don’t care about scientific progress, or that I support the Catholic Church, because I do the first, and don’t do the second. It’s just that I believe there were more urgent ways to spend the money spent to discover the Higgs Boson to better understand the universe.
Only the Large Hadron Collider cost a mere $4.75 billion. Summed up with the remaining costs, according to Forbes, finding the Higgs Boson cost a total $13.25 billion.
If you confront it with the wealthiest people in the world, it’s candies. The first 57 positions in the list of wealthiest people in March 2012 have a higher patrimony, with a $69 billion at the top. It’s probably a very small part of all the money giving to scientific research by all the sources put together, but try to confront it to the money given to cancer research to mention one that affects, unfortunately, everyone under the sun (directly or not). A 2008 research (year in which the Collider which found the Higgs Boson was finished) reports that worldwide cancer research spent slightly more than $17 billions in one financial year.
In 2008, the amount of money spent researching for a cure to another mortal disease affecting a large amount of human beings all over the planet, AIDS, was $15.6 billion. A little more than the sophisticated experiments at CERN.
There are other problems affecting mankind, such as poverty. It is estimated to affect around 17 billion people, so the cost of the Collider is not relevant to save it. However, $14 billion is the estimated (and contested) amount of the damages resulting from the earthquake in Haiti, which was a poor country already. A whole country situation depended on the cost of a discovery none of the eminent scientists writing about it on the press has been able to make acceptable to me in regard to its utility.
It might be argued that the Higgs boson quest spent such money over a decade, but it’s still one year of cancer or AIDS research less (or 6 months for both) for the sake of knowing why the universe has a mass. I may be too ignorant in physics, but I can’t see how it is relevant to our experience to know how things really went some billions years ago. Especially as the discovery only raised other questions, and didn’t explain the crucial point about where the very first thing came from (and the human mind is not able to perceive nothing and something coming from nothing, or it wouldn’t postulate a God or any similar concept). I am not the only one to think about it. Richard Feynman (who is a Nobel Prize for his work in quantum physics, what the irony) expressed the same point about quantum physics (precisely). We live in the macrocosm, not the microcosm, and our mind (as Rober Wright of the Atlantic reported in a piece of his) can practically understand that world ruled by Newtonian physics, where things are big and you experience them. There’s only a theoretical (Wright says mathematical) understanding of the Higgs boson, and this adds even more to my skepticism about his utility.
Said in different terms, if I experience the world in Newtonian terms and the universe is as big as my eyes can see, what do I gain from the Higgs boson? To me, it looks like just a discovery made for the sake of science and knowledge. And up to this day, all the articles meant to tell how important this is I read revolved around the understanding of the universe as the Earth revolves around the Sun.