That's definitely my exact concern, especially considering for all I know, some of these folks either haven't watched One Piece
prior to it airing on Toonami
since last year or have gotten a vague idea/memory of previous arcs prior. There have been people here criticizing the show left and right for various reasons, be Usopp's character or the Galley-La's behavior of silver Fox Foxy''s cheating methods during the Davy Back Fight or the filler episodes. And while I definitely understand where people come from with criticizing those points, I do ideally want them to be willing to trust in us ans a little and watch through enough of the show to at least see the parts that we praise in Water 7 and Enies Lobby right after. I'm just concerned that between all of the other issues the users here have towards the show, including Robin's behavior that they might be too quick to dismiss it. Although I see the idea of starting One Piece with episode 207+ in HD, I'm beginning to see one of the disadvantages to watching the show without prior thorough viewing of the show from episode 1.
Nobodyman keeps referring to the big part of Water 7 that comes in as of now 2 episodes and while I think that's a big thing, there's a few other major points beyond what will come in two episodes from now, especially if you've seen some story arcs prior. Having seen Water 7 for the first time only a year ago on the One Piece Official website, I can say I find the major points very pleasing. Now they may not wind up liking what they see once they get to some of the good stuff later on, and if they don't, then oh well. At least they gave it the good ol' college try, which is all I could ask for and would be more than understanding. I wish we could see the same attempt to give a damn with Naruto
, but I know not everyone is a fan of the show and treats it as a tired joke. I don't agree with the criticisms, but I'm slowly learning where the critics themselves are coming from.
One other reason I defend Robin's character in particular is because I strongly feel two of the users here in the forum will admire her character if they sit through long enough. After seeing one of the two users sympathize with Amy's character from IGPX and Hinata's character from Naruto, I'd figured Robin would be a no-brainer.
*NOTE: Though I'm not exactly sure why I need to add spoiler tags to my post aside from the last paragraph, I'm just keeping it this way since you've added spoiler tags in yours.