I'm glad i'm not the only person who though it was pretty bad. I watched some of the Sasori fight and really that was one of the worst things i have ever seen in an anime, it was almost as bad as the stare offs that went down in Dragonball Z. That only did the Sasori fight have horrible stare offs, it also contained some of the worst animations seen in a anime in a long time.
Gai vs Gai completely turned me off. Happily i started with ep 38 and couldn't wait to see the Oro vs 5 tail Naruto fight. But watching these two episodes leaves me wondering how well will the later episodes play of? Thankfully the animations weren't crap in these two episodes; but again there was hardly any fighting at all.