I guess I'm the only one that thought this chapter was decent... especially compared to the previous weeks' chapters. Am I tired of TnJ? Yes. Do I want this story to end? Yes. Was if nice to hear one of my favorite characters in this manga (Minato) admit he failed? Yes (Jiraiya has been the only total non-failure, but he did fail with Nagato).
Like Num quoted AMA, the TnJ came across better from someone else, especially when that person has a history with the antagonist at the moment.