I'm glad we aren't getting the big fight in #4 it give us some more time for wrap up and maybe some fun twists if the writing can manage it. Looks pretty good. We get to see our favs kicking ass. I'm here for it. Even get some fun Spike and Angel banter. I'm not mad at that.
I think his action sequences and his full panel art has held up this season. Some of the criticism seems a little over the top but I do agree there have been some strange faces in some panels. I do wonder if time has been a factor in all of this.