nice, didnt even think about it like that. kudos sir, kudos.It seems to me that this entire chapter all Itachi and Sasuke did was beat around the bush.
I like how Kishi used the people Itachi and Sasuke remembered to contrast the brothers. Itachi remembered Naruto who is willing to sacrifice everything for his friends and for peace. Sasuke on the other hand remembers Tobi who is trying to enslave the entire human race. The contrast between Naruto's and Tobi's visions are meant be exact mirrors of the contrast between Itachi's and Sasuke's visions. Putting these scenes so close to each other is meant to get you thinking about the differences between Naruto and Tobi, which in turn gets you thinking about the differences between Itachi and Sasuke.
Evidence of Kishi purposefully creating this contrast is the fact that these rememberances are separated by less then a page of manga boxes. I think the fact that the two people who Itachi and Sasuke remembered are currently fighting each other is forshadowing a second Itachi-Sasuke fight.
I also think this is fantastic writing. Go Kishi