I think maybe the reason things feel so slow right now is that we're coming down from a big action-packed arc that was the Impel Down/Whitebeard arc. There was a ton of fast-paced, exciting action there and something awesome happening every chapter. Right now we're taking a bit of a breather and setting up for the new adventures to start, which means things don't seem as quick or exciting as before.

Still good, but it'll get more enjoyable once the breather slips back into action, I'd imagine.