This is mostly out of my curiousity (being a writer), but I think it would be less complicated if I use One Piece as an example.
What if One Piece were to have an arc, or maybe half an arc, of the Strawhats 'relaxing' in a way.
For example. Remember the episode Robin and Chopper gained a friendship (Local-chan does, XD) while the other crew members were exploring (or getting food) the island they landed on.
What if there was an entire arc/mini-arc of the characters simply living happily and having moments before a massively epic arc takes place (say, before they reach One Piece, or something else)? How would you react to the arc? Would you be pissed or annoyed? Would you enjoy it?