I love how people get hung up on enlightenment like it's some sort of super-power or something. The word the Buddha used was Bodhi (Sanskrit, Pāli), literally "to have woken up and understood". All he ever said was I am awake. At least if you go by the earliest texts. A lot of crap has been added to the cannon over time, weed that out and you can get a better picture of what the Buddha might have said in his uncompromised first draft. Not really that big of deal at all.