Make wano have stakes, but no just easy smooth sailing for heroes, alabasta had more emotion and stakes, to a less villain and group/organisation + hundres of plot holes, like zoro stating to gather the wano samurai for the raid? That line makes no sense now, obviously zoro was supposed to have bigger role in wano, but it was cut for more useless characters oda likes to draw. Hack Loda
Lakainu had HALF OF THE MARINE FORCES helping him against NERFED Marco + rest of the commanders without Jozu, the helps that Lakainu was getting includes Lizaru and Aokiji as they were focused on WB pirates not on BB pirates.
Old Rayleigh soloed Lizaru, and Lizaru said he needed to make certain preparations to capture OLD Rayleigh.
Prime Rayleigh + Rest of the Roger pirates couldn't defeat WB's Crew for 3 days