*Possible spoilers, and my analysis using the overt insinuation between Jiraiya and Tsunade
After reading the latest chapter, it left me with an irking feeling. Seishi Kishimoto's theme that attracted me to Naruto is the concept that a boy from nothing can achieve anything. The concept that the main character has no hereditary gifts, or hereditary traits struck my own personal story. The quintessential underdog story. I personally related the concept to my family's own story rising from poverty, as any story by itself is meaningless unless the audience can connect to the characters in a personal level.
This latest chapter just threw out my interpretation of the theme, this latest twist in the Naruto saga equates the main character with being born with the potential as his father gives him a hereditary lineage similar to the Uchiha or Hyuuga clan. I liken this to genetic traits that determine how strong or how smart we are (example:if the parents are MENSA members, more likely than not, their offspring will be MENSA material).
It's like all this rooting for his hard work to surpass the privileged was just to play with our emotions as I feel that Naruto is part of the privileged few.
I also started to look for examples in the Naruto saga that might support this "privileged" claim. My strongest example was in the Chunin Exams after Orochimaru sealed the Kyuubi's chakra, not allowing Naruto to access his other chakra bank. Naruto was still able to create many shadow clones tied with a transformation jutsu. Which led me to believe that Naruto's hereditary trait might be his immense chakra reserves even without the Kyuubi.
It just seems so passe to make Naruto the 4th's offspring. I myself wanted to believe in the past that the 4th and Naruto was somehow related. In retrospect it's like rooting for the women to be good at shopping, why ask for something that they can already do well. This recent twist almost takes away Naruto's underdog qualities. Naruto is no longer the underdog in my eyes, and this recent twist changes his character from a character that can achieve any goal he sets for himself; to a character that is too ignorant, unwitting, or just unable to control his overwhelming potential akin to Sasuke's character earlier in the story.
In the interest of full disclosure I am not a big fan of Sasuke's character.