I don't like a lot of comedy in my Berserk. It's nice to have a lighter side every once in a while to balance out the utter bleakness of the story, but sometimes I think it just detracts from the story, especially when Guts decided to allow an entire troupe to follow him. The dark and depressing side is what I really loved about Berserk and that just sort of got pushed into a corner behind the rather bland and shouneny 'light-hearted journey' feel it grew. That's not to say it's bad at all. I still love it more than many current manga. I just have not enjoyed the turn it's taken.
Yeah, now that you say it, it's kinda true that after griffith's return the manga felt a little lighter. I also didn't like the concept of a 'magic armor', Gut's always fought his way through monsters with his rage and own power. Now it's like "hey, I need to use that power".
And the berserk/rage thing who always was there is now an imaginary chained fox (I don't have to say what this made me think about…)
And Oh forgot to say how I loved the pirate sea battle, wished to see something like that in a certain pirate manga.
All in all, it's a great manga.