If you haven't watched Kakashi Vs. Pain fight.. don't read below.
I can't believe they had to lead the series this way.. I mean it was already heart wrenching with Jiraiya gone.. it would seem that adding a few more deaths would make it seem like telling a better story?
Yes and No. Although I bet it was a tough decision for them to make as well since the story and anime is closely followed by millions, the series didn't HAVE to eliminate a key player in this story.
JEEZ. Now it makes Naruto even more lonelier.. it makes the world lonelier in the story. Well if thats what they wanted to achieve. They did.
Naruto Shippuden FTW!