Now you mention it, I think I have heard that... I still find it hard to believe people defend the way he treats Hiramaru. The thing is, for a less neurotic writer - and one with the ability to stand up for themselves (like Ashirogi) Yoshida is probably OK as an editor. Better than Miura, anyway. But what he does to Hiramaru is borderline evil.
Random trivia I'm not sure you know: in bakuman, Yoshida Kouji's manipulative personality is based on the real life editor of death note,that always gets my imagination going as to how editorial meetings went down
Meh,people can complain if they want but this arc is hardly the most interesting in bakuman so I don't mind the fast pace despite having a couple gripes with it,the anime didn't bother going in depth about the events that happened in the past couple episodes but rather concentrated on the effect they had on both Mashiro and Takagi which in the grand scheme of things is what matters most (i 'll go more into detail once you blog about it),however they better slow down when they'll adapt the the couple arcs that I like the most!
On a completely unrelated note after watching eps 5 and 6 I'd say it's indeed safe to say this is indeed the last season of bakuman,the pace has picked up quite a bit.Not a surprise at all of course but I was starting to have doubts earlier
While I fully expect a Silver Spoon adaptation people are jumping to conclusions a bit,the original article mentions that info about new series will be given in the 8 next issue but that doesn't mean 8 new series,they could spread info for some series across more than one issue,we'll see.
I also havn't read Silver Spoon,as weird as it sounds I tend to limit myself to what's licenced in france and Silver Spoon isn't,there's a few exceptions here and there but Silver Spoon isn't one of them.