That was awesome!!!
For a somewhat ;now branded; mainstream Manga it was quite unexpected and over with little fuss. It's certianly re-invigorated my love of BLEACH and shows Tite can still do a great job as it was starting to drag on a little bit.
Also, I'm glad Gin got to kick some ass as I thought he was going to be forgotten about. Although I'm quite biased as Gin is easily the greatest character of BLEACH!