My problem with Naruto is more the fact that ever since Sasuke killed Orochimaru, the manga has been all about Sasuke Sasuke Sasuke... why exactly is the title Naruto again?
Not that I want to see Naruto anyway. His absolute obsession with Sasuke is just ridiculous and unrealistic in my opinion. It makes it hard to take things seriously.
That and the fact that Sasuke apparently has unlimited energy..
But I do find it a bit funny that the mangaka with essentially the rule "don't kill any characters" (namely Oda from One Piece), might be able to pull off what is, in my opinion, the best death scene among the big three anyway when he finally needs to kill a character for plot reasons..
And I swear, if Ace comes back, i'll be vastly disapointed.. I hate to see such an awesome character die.. but now there's no going back after that chapter.