Here are my five cents about these breaks especially this one.
Oda is an author of an awsome manga, that much is true, we can also see he is really doing his best as it comes to delivering to his fans what we want and expect of him, however…
When you are in business you have some obligations. So when Oda doesnt deliver his weekly manga because he personally takes a break, he hasnt met his obligations he has as mangaka towards the community which reads manga.
Lets say post office: do they take a break?
Does electric company takes a break and powers off?
Or does your local kiosk take a break?
Well yeah they can...just as Oda can...but there is a trick:
1. When any of the above take a "break" for whatever reason, they will do one of the bellow:
a) they will let you know in upfront (for instance we ll be doing repair works on the XXX and so your electricity will be off for a little while...
b) Or it will be really urgent, in which case they wont have time to tell you upfront, but they will later on appologize for the inconviniance...
Now yes, there are times when none of the above happens, but when it does, it takes away from the credebility as quality of the said person/company
So my point?
Point is, Oda can take a break yeah, sure why not if he has the right reasons, but in that case, I expect him to tell upfront.
He may choose not to and that is fine, he is entitled to that, HxH does it, Bersererk does it and others, but that for me adds a minus to the entire manga.
So people who come here saying this sucks etc and are then snowed under by the "statements" such as, be greateful Oda usually even gets us a manga every week and alike, be greatful my backside...
They just expressed thier opinions on the matter and they are right in it...
It does suck and it aint right the way it was done.
So chill out on offensives, people are just expressign their opinions and as long as they are not offenisve thats what they are supposed and have the right to do on this forum.
Here thats my opinion by the way