But still, People of importance or some importance haven't died. Even if you see them on the verge death, two chapters later you see them like NOthing happened. The power Levels are so badly distributed that you ask yourself if they will indeed beat Aizen. The shinigami convoy sent to Karakura had to be pulled because in my opinion they were too weak, i think Kubo making them go to Karakura messed the story up some more: How can you take characters from a previous arc(minor characters) and turn them into secondary main characters all of a Sudden.
He even had Yumichika and Matsumoto trying to learn Bankai, a skill that was supposedly rare and godly and now have become a Laughingstock. If accroding to descriptions, Vaizards are supposed to be stronger than shinigamis then how come you got regular shinigamis like Urahara beating down Espadas and looking like he's equal in power with the vaizards. it doesn't make sense.
He has Rukia who's supposed to be the Main Female chick looking weak as hell and making her equal in attack power as Orihime who you can say has just gotten her powers and Rukia has had 50+ years of experience. He showed her zampaktou only to have her getting gutted right after. Plus why the hell is she all friendly with Inoue, Inoue is supposed to hate her and to be Jealous of her. He's made Inoue into a bubbleGum character and Made Rukia loose some her coldness. How can he make Rukia the main female chick look so bad.
You kinda asking yourself what's up with all the vaizards being able to maintain hollow form for a limited amount of time. What's the point of putting a time limit anyways, If you beat your hollow down, is there even a need for a time limit???
I'm glad so far that we haven't seen other people becoming vaizards and other people reaching BanKai. And seeing how kubo fucked up by sending the convoy to karakura, he was forced to Include Ikkaku into the BanKai history. it doesn't matter what explination he gave. It feels like it all started with Ichigo achieving it in three days.
As for Ishida and his father, they are like those people you ask yourself: what the fuck are they doing here?? were they even invited? is there a point to them fighting the war?? didn't they hate shinigamis and hollows?? They are like the unwanted party.
But when you really look at it, things kinda went wrong from the Beginning, though Bleach is a great manga, it has flaws and from the start the flaws started to pile up and creating other flaws. I think that giving CHad and Orihime powers messed things up, it distorted the power level hierarchy. Plus what are their powers?? armor and fairies?? they aren't from any clan or do not have a special blood heritage. Ichigo had a strong spirit from the start since he was able to see and touch spirits. but them they couldn't do either.
I think Kubo is starting to fix things up a bit by having SS not help on the rescue of Orihime and still making Yamamoto as the cold commander. the Friendly status between Ichigo and SS was really messing up the story. You kinda ask yourself what where the convoy doing in karakura in the first Place.