People bitch about Soul Eater because they expected too much from it. It was always going to be a bog standard shounen, and it actually turned out to be better because Bones included some really awesome animation in some places.
Add the newfag shounen shitstorms and it's a recipe for crap posts.
If they do pick up the pace a bit more, it will certainly be a good choice. The Chapter = Episode format is understandable, but if Bones want to make a truly good action anime that doesn't stoop to generic shounen Naruto and Bleach level, the pace needs to quicken - and it seems they have picked up on that, good for them.
It can only get better now, in every aspect. The recent episode was good but it does suffer from the original manga format, which I can at least merit Bones for being faithful to.
Either way, Bonen no Xamdo will be worth waiting for.