I Love You!
Sure if that makes you feel better then go on ahead your "Eiichi" must be some friend huh!!!
Currently planning war strategies at a tea party with Madara, Kabuto, Zetsu and Sasuke.
Yay, lets all play zombie and feast upon this corpse!!!
That said, I was disappointed to see Vergo be the first to exhibit what I thought would surely be the closest Luffy would come to having a "Gear 4th". And then he got it pwned so completely :-(
Your condensing idea was a good one...and plausible! Either way, Luffy is gonna HAVE to learn how to use a sword or something--sure all of the greats have a weakness, but they always have some way to accomodate/make up for it.
THEY CANCELLED THE REAL PIRATE KINGS OF RAFTEL?!!!
Proud (and confused) subscriber of Shonen Jump Alpha.
However, ultimately it comes down to how plausible compressing one's body is within the real world. As I said before, both current Gears are plausible/relateable to real life processes, and a speculative Gear 4 must be as well.
In any form in real life; just don't see it.
Keep in mind though this was a thing a lifeless machine so Luffy could really cut loose. But a or the real problem lies in Luffy/ Oda speaking thru Luffy never really wants to eviscerate opponents like that, even at his angriest he just wants to defeat them. Think that's why we don't see those type attacks even though they should've been possible even from Luffy at his lesser strength/ abilities.
There are more things in heaven and earth then is dreamt of in your philosophy