I have seen alot of people complain about the hype for fishmen island. I am not sure what they are expecting from it, maybe they just expect an arlong park arc 2 or something.
I believe Oda will be at his best during this upcoming arc. He will have fun with designing a world full of fish people. All the great character models we will get. All the mixed breeding we will get. It can be better then thriller bark with all the different character designs. Who is ready for a half shark/half goldfish person? You know we will get a couple of crazy crossings like that.
Plus the technology and seeing how the fishmen live, I think it has potential to be an epic arc by just the "exploring of it" aspect. And we already know the story arc that develops during the arc will be good because this is Oda.
I could go on about the hype but I want to get some replies in this thread and get the convo going. Why are you dreading this arc? Why are you looking forward to this arc?