a pretty good point. i noticed him using nothing but gears, but it didnt really bother me too much, though, because while luffy's started to get a little stale, i think the other fights have been pretty terrific. oz vs everyone else in the crew, for example, i thought that was terrific.
but back to the luffy thing, i think we should give it more time. after the time skip, he's sure to have some new things, and he hasnt had a chance to show them off yet, nor has anyone else had a chance to, really. Only time will tell, but i guess i hope to see some new cool stuff. besides haki. im already sick of haki, but im gonna have to grin and bear it.