Glasgow got that winning feeling back but were once again far from their best against newcomers Southern Kings at Scotstoun.
After a tortuous two weeks in the European Champions Cup which saw Warriors lose their first two games of the season, they returned to winning ways by running in seven tries in a 43-13 victory.
South African side Kings only joined the Guinness PRO14 this season, but had made a dismal start, losing their first six games in the competition, and there was never any danger of them putting an end to that unwanted record in Glasgow.
The hosts could hardly have made a better start, with Sam Johnson bursting through three weak tackles before jinking his way upfield and offloading to Stuart Hogg who had the simple task of running the ball in after barely 50 seconds.
However Kings, who could have easily retreated into their shell after such a start, thought they had pulled level barely two minutes later in a frantic opening as Andisa Ntsila picked from the base of a ruck to touch down over the line. Referee Mike Adamson referred the decision to the TMO and the try was disallowed with Luzuko Vulindlu adjudged to have blocked a defender as Alshaun Bock was sent through.
Adamson's whistle continued to dominate the game, and Masixole Banda kicked two penalties - the second a monster from halfway - as the game lost all fluency. Dave Rennie has previously lamented a tendency of his players to overplay, and they were guilty again as they tried too many offloads rather than go through the phases.
The suspect Kings defence was again found wanting in the 32nd minute however, as Nick Grigg made ground down the left and Niko Matawalu darted over the line from close-range. The two were involved two minutes later as Warriors notched their third try of the game, this time with a thrilling move from deep as Adam Hastings burst clear before Matawalu ran 50 metres before he was hauled down, and after going through several phases Grigg found himself unmarked and able to touch down.
The bonus point was secured after the break as Jonny Gray claimed a lineout before feeding Zander Fagerson who sneaked round the front and charged over to secure maximum points with 20 minutes remaining. The set piece, which had proved a weakness in previous weeks, again showed it was up to the task as the forwards drove over the line following a lineout, with Matt Smith getting the ball down before George Horne added a sixth in a strong finish.
Jacques Nel was gifted a simple intercept try with five minutes to go but Warriors finished on top to claim a seventh domestic win and capped it with a late try through George Turner.