Ok, how about we discover Ichigo is clearly more powerful than Grim Jaw, he kicks his ass, kicks Tousen's ass when he shows up, then uses Tousen to warp over to Aizen's place and kicks his ass, since no one can stop him. End of Bleach.Originally Posted by otacu
Of course the bad guys are going to be more powerful when they first show up, that's how you create a plot. Every single story that involves any sort of conflict ever always begins with the antoginist possessing the advantage, be in power, strength, or whatever. There wouldn't be a story if this was false. And then the story will consist of Ichigo and Co. gaining strength through one method or another, eventually being able to match the arrancar and then defeat them. At least learn the basics of how plot works before you comment on it.
On that note, here's something that hit me:
Aizen said that a Shinigami can only become so powerful before they reach a limit, and that the Arrancar can breach that limit. It's clear now that Ichigo can breach the limit through his hollow, but the other Shinigami are basically facing an opponent they can't beat. Short of gaining hollow powers as well(which isn't happening) they're basically screwed against them.
I'm guessing the same thing doesn't apply to humans, who already possess the ability to become Hollows. I'd say that's another sort of indication that Chad, Orihime, and the others will become a the focal point of the story, with Renji, Rukia, and maybe a few other Shinigami along as well, but the bulk of Soul Society being moved out of the picture. Just a thought.