Was I unclear there? I meant that the plot and akuma should return AFTER they get out of the Ark, not during this one. =P I know that would make very little sense. I'm just fearing that the rest of the manga will be more drawn-out fight scenes instead of those short missions at any time.
I'm of the other group in that Death Note discussion, so I agree - not for this section.
I do think that this pure action has also leaned towards the pure good and evil sides; even while I was pointing out the blending of the two in characters like Crowley, people were against me and telling me that it was becoming more black and white. When it comes to Allen, that's pretty much true (and it doesn't help that his Innocence is white... according to Tiki, anyway).