I just read the chapter, and the entire time I was holding my breath for "Sasuke's decision"! Quite literally.
I guess everyone was half-expecting that Sasuke would join the battlefield on the Shinobi Alliance's side, but it was disappointing for me (as a NaruSasu fangirl) to see that none of Naruto's actions (chasing Sasuke for three years, crying for Sasuke, staying up at night thinking of him, getting beat up for him, his numerous talk-no-jutsus about being his "friend") had absolutely NO EFFECT on Sasuke's decision making process. It's so SAD, I mean, I thought the whole point of the manga was that Naruto would "save" Sasuke... Grrr.
I'm happy that Sasuke's out of his path of revenge and his loss-of-brother induced craze but... it seems sort of pointless that the entire focus of the first half of Shippuden was Naruto "getting stronger for Sasuke" blahblahblah only to find that it was all for nought.
And... Karin...I don't understand her...apparently in Shinobi world stabbing a lightning blade through your chest just to skewer someone through you doesn't amount to much. She's clearly not holding much of a grudge, is she? She's like a crazy fangirl representation in canon.
I'm just bitter due to all the SasuKarin in the chapter.. no offence to SasuKarin shippers.