Re: Should Naruto have ended after Pain Arc?
Ending on Pain would have been a horrible idea. A timeskip would not have been great either.
-Sausage just unlocked his MS and is ready to go on a killing spree. (This potentially could have been built up in a timeskip fashion, but Sausage was ready to spring in to action)
-Tobi (who was already confirmed the man that manipulated Pain) is running around, got to put him down. His plan still wasn't even over yet...he's got to collect his bijuu!
-Kisame was still hunting down Killer Bee if i'm not mistaken.
-Zetsu is still running around as Akatsuki's spy, got to put him down.
-Kabutomaru is still being taken over by Orochimaru's DNA, what would he be doing?
-Danzo still must be dealt with.
-Happy ending where everyone is shitting rainbows because Pain revived everyone (at least the war killed off headquarters, and Neji...).
-We would have never seen 8th gate
-Never would have seen how ridiculous Hashirama and Madara were
-Naruto would have never conquered his internal conflict, and befriended the 9 tails, hell even all the different bijuu
-What the hell would happen to Konan? Kill her off screen and give Tobi Rinnegan?
-The 5 nations are all still split up and hate each other. The Leaf has only befriended the Sand village.