nah, I read it after most of the SPACEAIDS arc got underway, it was an absolutely MASSIVE drop in awesome.
That whole volume on him working in the brothel? shit.
The fights that have been happening in the later volumes were over too fast and generally not as awesome.
Compare some of the fights from the early volumes to those from the later volumes and its night and day.
I guess the "LOL CYBORG ARMS" got to me after seeing the awesome of gritty small arms battles.