Why cant we just discuss stuff that already happened. Say if you dont understand something, or talk about characters that we have enough information to discuss. prediction threads, including theory threads that are actually about predictions, are retarded. Sure iam impatient as to how little each chapter reveal, and waiting a week sucks big balls...but i dont think thinking far ahead helps anyone enjoying the story better.
You can argue: well we have a picture of the bald student, and here we have Pain calling Jiraya teacher (in whatever sense) is evident of their relationship...But really, Kishi is treating this manga like a soap...he can always turn things around. When that happen you can only say to urself "aww crap." and still read the manga cause you are hooked.
Killing time while waiting for the next chapter. OnePiece, that is.