A great article BUT I question the legitimacy regarding OP's breaks. I counted at LEAST 22 breaks since 2003 (and that's not counting every issue for 2003-2005).I heard Oda worked straight for some ridiculous amount of time but even so I'm not sure that adds up.
First, thank you very much for the compliment.
Secondly, I did my research regarding breaks here. If you're the same Greg I've seen in the OP section, then you can navigate this site far better than I can, but for anyone interested, the section on the left labeled "ジャンプ連載順位" with a bunch of years under it is a collection of charts of Shonen Jump tables of contents. With those charts (plus my own chart, which does cover the part of 2010 that this website has not yet included), I counted the absences for OP, Naruto, and KochiKame myself to attempt to prevent any errors, but feel free to double check; if I have made an error, I'll be happy to correct it.
Thanks for reading. Here's hoping HxH returns soon.