Originally Posted by Numinous
For a change, yes! It feels like Kishimoto is writing this arc as disappointing as possible for non-Sasuke fans actually miss him. This arc could be handled so much better, just look at TSO's predictions, much more coherent than canon.
Still a chance for the KB / Naruto training to repress the Kyuubi's hatred and turn the wild beast into a friend an ally but first Naruto had to conquer himself. Plus we don't know yet if KB doesn't give Naruto a hint on how to accept and forgive his evil side. Kishi is just dragging out his training a bit and throwing in some corny scenes, which I think are frustrating people. The next chapter appears to be interesting with Naruto taking on the Kyuubi.