Like most people here, I was sorely disappointed in the anime version of the Marineford Arc (annoying fillers, alot of scenes cut and some unnecessary scenes added, etc.) with the exception of Ace's and Whitebeard's death (which was towards the end of the arc. Coincindence??). But after watching episode 493, I feel as if the anime is going to get better eventually. The new opening, animation, and classic feel are coming back and is starting to dissolve the bad taste that was Marineford.
Cant wait for the two-year time skip!!! :D
Oh and on a side note, was episode 493 a combination of two manga chapters or was it a lengthy version of one?? I forgot. :/