Can't blame them considering very few selective people are privy to those naughty Sasuke related yaoi that you enjoy on a regular basis. Just share some of those with the disgruntled ones, like the ones where Oro-sama is on top.
So now that we are all wrapped up with this very interesting arc about Pain and Sasuke-kun's list of accomplishment glorified in gorgeously animated episodes, does the story stay at it with its intensity? Some of the manga readers are hinting at the excitement wanes quite a bit after the end of the Pain arc. I am worried. Hold me, geezer!
Interestingly enough, someone revived the old observation about how fights with Naruto in it seem to get the short end of the stick by the animators. In the same breath, Sasuke's fight tend to be breath takingly animated. Some of the highlight of this entire series in terms of gorgeously animated fights revolved around Sasuke. Killerbee vs. Sasuke is the latest highlight.
The practical reason this time around why Naruto centric story got the short end of the stick, again... would be: the movie which comes out next month, and the return of Bleach that is covering the manga story once again. I'm sure Nara animation studio diverted a significant portion of their manpower responsible for those high budgeted animated motion to the movie and Bleach. As a result, Naruto centric fight was put on hold once again. That said, however, episode 167 should be a gorgeous one.
I agree with your take on the rest.
As for the ship talk, enjoy it sire for I'll be in the beach enjoying my sun and the view nearby. wheeeeeeeeeeeeee