Originally Posted by Shino'sDad
Devil's Advocate: Bleach was actually starting to come into it's own again up until this most recent chapter. Kubo had set a good pace and events of significance were occurring. It isn't until the main character actually shows up that the progression came to a sudden halt. It makes me believe that Kubo sincerely doesn't enjoy writing about Ichigo anymore, and you can see this in the fact that the event progression has always slowed significantly when Ichigo is around.
too much off panel events and a pretty BS way for yamamoto to lose (imo). to be fair him winning that easily would have been no fun, and it was nice to see him god mode. but that feels like such a cop out to go that route at the end. may as well have had him wake up and go "hmm it appears that attack on us was all a dream".
the off panel stuff is what gets me the most. he skips so much and then does his usual stalling of taking entire chapters to do simple things that should have taken several pages less. instead of chapters of nothing...why not SHOW more of that stuff.