I'll start by saying I love Bleach as a manga. I've been a fan since day one. Now, my thoughts on the chapter
There were a lot of pages that didnt need to be drawn. I'm talking page after page I thought to my self, "why is this page even here?".
Like someone else said< I think I over-hyped myself up about this chapter. Also, I couldnt wait to read the chapter the day after christmas...my manga christmas present. So I was as disappointed by the lack in progression as a 12 year old would be with receiving underware for a present.
With that being said, its looking good for next chapter with them having to survive disgruntled zanpaktou's. However, I hate the fact that I have to wait two weeks to get it. Damnit, I was looking forward to ringing in the new year with a fresh chapter....