Well, it depends on how well time jumping works in the story. The disadvantage of it is that we miss potential character developement time. Some people would liked to have witnessed some of the many changes introduced that one year of time jump like Yamato's interhigh achievements as well as character and relationship developments . Instead the mangaka just brushed off those issues as though seemingly inconsequential and leaped straight to just before the big reunion. We remain clueless as to whether Yamato has become a more reliable person or if he still retains the faults that contributed to the breakup. Bring on the flash backs? Lets hope not. What a waste of a year, Yamato has not even made progress with his relationship with Honoka, Miki or any other female character which makes it so much easier for him to pine over Suzuka again. *chokes.
He and suzuka could have at least gone their own ways dating someone else so that their eventual coupling will at least have a bit of drama to it (well, depending on whether or not the next chapters introduces a new boyfriend in Suzuka's life, I'll hold my reservations on this matter). Does anyone else think that the mangaka is holding out for an easy ending for this destined couple?