I for one am not surprised nor displeased about Smoker's defeat. If Law is unable to defeat a VA at this stage, especially after acquiring a 440 million bounty and becoming a Shichibukai, he doesn't deserve either acknowledgement. Furthermore, even if Smoker is a Logia, we already know though they are really difficult to combat because of their intangibility, Logias are not invincible. Law's defeat of Smoker was legitimate and warranted.
Also, seems as if we get a little more information or insight to Punk Hazard, "M" and the story behind Law's presence on the island, all to which Luffy appears likely to collide with head on. Last point I want to make, and it is rather a tangent as opposed to a valid topic to the chapter, but does anyone believe Laffitte has a mythical Zoan DF, like the tweet tweet fruit: model harpy? For some reason after seeing Harpy Mone (who by the way is awesome in appearance and dark personality!) I was thinking about Laffitte's arms and how Marco similarly can change certain parts of his body to become animal/creature like. THoughts?