Honestly, getting a younger editor may honestly be doing the opposite for Oda too. Maybe the old editor was causing the pacing/character issues before. Having a younger one might allow Oda to actually do what he wants to more fully.
So what's with Page One's design, again? Why does he lose his hat, clothes, mask, etc., exactly? I sincerely still have trouble conciliating the Page One we used to know with his human self and doesn't look like Oda is making any effort to explain such abrupt changes.