Well, I admit, I'm not holding up much of any hope at all for the 3rd movie. And the cynical side of me is already taking over and wondering if there's anything that's in it that'll be good.
Really, my cynical side has already come up with a list of things that are likely going to happen.
Yuuno, Chrono, Lindy, Arf written out completely
Still no development on Nanoha's character.
Shamal and Zafira getting next to nothing.
Vita, Signum and Hayate being extremely minor characters who get the Arf, Yuuno and Chrono treatment in the A's movie.
Villains getting screen time.
Final fight scene
I understand. I get your complaints about the movie. It was a bit too much style over substance, a bit too much easy catering/pandering and not enough smart plot/character development.
Let's hope the third Nanoha movie gives us more of what we'd both like. Personally, I'd love for it to involve the Materials. Maybe that would give Nanoha some character development - having to face her own villainous doppelganger of sorts.
Hey, don't worry about it. I do admit that I like a more one-on-one dynamic relationship, but, hey, I'm a helpless romantic who enjoys seeing characters interact with each other and develop friendships and such.
And, sorry for how harsh I come across in the movie thread. I don't want to be a complete killjoy with it, but I found the movie to be so frustrating.