No. The guy who read every single manga available in English.>>13645241>BULL. The only good thing in the WHOLE ARC were the fights.
Maybe that's true if you didn't like Vivi or something. But I cared enough about her character that it was emotionally involving and interesting. Plus Crocodile was a great villain, the surprise about Ace was... surprising, and Smoker and Tashigi is always a good thing.