Problem is that he handled different parts with different paces:
The adventure part was too short for me, it should've taken a few more chapters to get to FI and let the crew talk a bit. Skypeia had the Jaya arc, I wouldn't have minded a short Underwater exploration arc.
The exploration of FI was too short as well. We should have gotten at least a map more, see some more locations ang get to know the society a bit better before diving straight to the plot.
The parts up to the flashback were ok for me.
The flashback was ok, albeit the ending felt rushed.
The chapters til the end of the brawl were drawn out while at the same time leaving out iportant details like the escape of Zoro, Brook and Ussop, although we had some good ones with the initial appearances of the SH's.
Falling of Noah was misplaced in this arc, they should've finished the officer battles before Hodi escaped on the arc, it really looks like it was falling at a snails pace here.
I can understand Oda, he wants to
a) advance to the NW as soon as possible
2) show off the new strength of the SH's
3) give us a good overview of the problems without stalling
But sadly, the pacing fails massively in this arc. It still has great moments, like the Hodi flashback, some of the new skills, the batshit insane ideas at the beginning, the short exploration parts. But ultimately, it had not the closure of former arcs and the pacing is horrible (although I have my problem with the pacing since ID).
I hope we get some good closure in the next few chapters, and ffs: Let us see the Fishmen dojo, a good map of the whole FI, the location of the FD in relation to it, etc. I want more world-building.