Let's be honest: Very little of Bleach has been worth reading since the Soul Society arc ended. I still read it because every now and then, amidst the stupidity of it all, something so retarded happens that it's funny. Such as Nel being a former Espada, the way Kenpachi beat Nnoitra, and OH HAI Yammy appearance.
Some parts are almost more stupid than I can bear, like Nnoitra having eight limbs, Kira being formerly of 4th squad, captains having to save vice-captains twice from different fraccion, a limb from each of Halibel's girls miraculously forming a creature more powerful than higher-numbered Espada, Matsumoto's wound not killing her, and Old Man Yama letting Halibel's girls live.
Well, fwiw, I'm actually pretty sure Yamamoto didn't let them live; he "burned [their souls] away." (He's big into the KILL THEM ALL these days, which I'm sure will in no way lead to Aizen getting the soul-destruction-power he needs anyway and another Just As Planned moment. ...Actually, that probably won't happen, because something stupider and more annoying will happen instead.)
Somewhere along the line, I just got fundamentally out of sync with the way I was supposed to feel as a Bleach fan. :/ The characters I couldn't care less about (or actively hate) are the ones who get panel time / "badass" moments, and the ones I like either start acting dumb or annoying, are lucky to cameo every couple of years, or both. And then I start wondering: was Bleach ever actually good, or was I just totally on drugs without knowing it?
(The resolution of Kenpachi vs. Nnoitra was fucking hilarious, though. And I'd be lying if I said all would not be instantly forgiven if the Arrancar medic revealed that she'd regrown her head and been behind the sofa the whole time and/or Hanatarou did something cool.)