Oh yes, I sure did. Like a hundred of chapters if not 2 hundreds before this ending came out...However, It had nothing to do with the hints that both SS/NH had. Because NS had stronger ones. It had to do with how bad the writing has gotten which made me think that this could only lead to the worst possible ending with both of these pairings happening.
In fact, people kept calling me a troll on this website for like 3 years for not believing in NS. I would say ''told you so'' , but honestly, I don't blame them. No one wanted to believe in the possibility of a manga they deeply loved and read for over 10 years turning into something really horrible. I give them props for believing in logic until the end. Even I can't still accept this ending and hurt by it to this day. I think I shouldve moved on from Naruto before it came to this tbh. especially since I saw that coming. But I loved NS so much so it wouldve been hard.
Even back when I was super confident in Narusaku happening...I kept telling people what they should worry about isn't the possibility of whether or not NS will happen, but rather if it will happen in a satisfying way. To me, NS was inevitable at that time but I noticed Kishi's writing was starting to decline slightly. But then it just got so much worse that I just couldn't believe in Ns anymore. There was just no way I could see NS happening via that terrible writing skills. No kittening way.
Kishi's writing has become so bad that I went from reading the new released chapters atleast 5-10 times each to just simply skim through them in a matter of 5-10secs to see if there was something kitten worthy.
Edited by Askia31, 07 November 2015 - 11:06 PM.