bah. this chapter was bullsh!t. We have already done the Ichigo not being able to control his hollow powers. Super lamesauce. Kubo had a chance to do something new and have Ichigo utterly pwn an opponent with his new powers and have some sort of other new problem come up like becoming a cold hearted killer or something, but noooOOOooo. same old sh!t, different chapter I guess.
So to recount the character progression for Ichigo, the main character, for this whole arrancar/HM war arc has amounted to Ichigo starting it by having new hollow powers and being emo cuz he can't control them, goes through this whole ordeal to gain control and train with his new hollow powers. And looky here at what is assumedly the end, we are back at square one, with Ichigo with new hollow powers and he is emo cuz he can't control them. Waste of a story arc as far as character progression goes imo.