.. what I meant was, without the R- Mode or cloak, Minato had already created a status of One of the Strongest/Genius Shinobi's ever lived, we ( as readers ) didn't needed to see him GO INTO that R- MODE.Minato alone is already " GODLIKE "
- For Minato to go into that state, washed the epicness " WOW " factor away what I've felt when Naruto went R- MODE, that's all.
Important characters, especially the MAIN CHARACTER,.. need to show us someting unique, his own " signature ". Look at Rasengan; it started with Minato ->Jiraiya, Kakashi and Konohamaru can also perform it, but Naruto has improved to another level. A level which he alone can execute, example; Rasen- Wind shuriken. Naruto performing this advanced version, made that technique as a signature of his own. I hope you understand my drift now.. ( DBZ: Majin Vegeta.. awesome when he let himself take over, right?? HOW foolish would it be, if Goku did the same thing? The EPICNESS OF VEGETA, that moment when he fired up.. would be washed away, atleast; that's how I see it.
Characters like Naruto and Sasuke.. need their own style of Shinobi. Kiri ( lighting dragon ) is Sasuke style.. not Itachi's or any other lighting user, is Sasuke's!! So, I wasn't speaking of cloak being a godlike performance, Minato going into that state was IMO unnecessary and with all honesty --> washed the uniqueness away what I had when Naruto went into R- MODE.