If this didn't happen then there'd be no series. Call it plot progression.
6ix, will there ever be a reason why rukia was apparently beaten so easily in the beginning by a gillian hollow but through seemingly no training she was able to beat an arrancar
That'd be overkill. Also it'd move the series towards Dragonball even more. Seeing as Ichigo would then have to train again to reach that level.
7. a level higher than espada
But on topic, probably just Ichigo gaining more hollow abilities or using his mask for more than 11 seconds. I'd also like to see him not use his mask until Grimmjaw releases.
Bullet Tooth Tony: You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity.
Reporter on Titan Maximum: Sasha is there any connection between your poor album sales and the fact that it sucked?