@sickVisionz: That doesn't change the fact that Rukia has received almost no development since the soul society arc. As lame as Chad and Renji are, they are constantly acquiring new powers (that prove just as useless, but none the less power ups). Ishida has a fair amount of victories. Rukia feels like she's stuck at the same level. We are still to see a single shred of evidence explaining why she was promoted to vice captain.