As I recently felt irritated by the (shitty) translation of my local OP-edition I checked a chapter with Stephens scripts (vast differences!). The sentence that really struck me in Stephens script (Vol. 25, chap. 233 - the Gorusei meeting) was:
"…Allowing Red-Hair to rampage will allow him to slip further away from us, and he's not the type of man who thinks about how he affects the world..."
"Slip ... away" implies that he (Shanks), in some respect, is close to the WG?! In what way can a pirate be close to the WG if not as a Shichibukai?
"Slip further away" should mean that he already distanced himself from the WG in the past. Perhaps he quit as a Shichibukai or simply no longer listens to their demands.
It really struck me like lightning, but I can´t believe that others haven´t noticed this before. But when I tried forum search I didn´t find an according thread. So please help me out - am I misunderstanding the scene or could it really be that Luffys childhood hero is/was a dog of the WG?