I haven't had much to say lately, especially with regards to this latest storyline. I'm waiting to see what unfolds. (FWIW, I would not agree that today's strip is a worthy follow-up to the divorce story. I'm waiting to see if it keeps going.)
The sudden end of the divorce storyline was ridiculous, I don't care what anybody says. The last strip actively signaled the end of the story, rather than leaving us looking for more. ("This is like the end of every Boston Legal." -- how does that not scream "I'M DONE HERE"?)
The previous strip would have been a perfect stopping place ("Can I please put off facing that just a little bit longer?"). It would have been a great segue into other content, while signaling we weren't done with the divorce.
The interstitial stuff I can take or leave. Actually, I can mostly take it, since it was nice to see other characters, and the one-off strips are where I think Kurtz' strengths lie. (Except for Bulldog and Cooch. If I were Kurtz' editor, I'd tell him to save those all up for longer stories; they aren't great filler. IMHO, they'd be a lot better if they weren't modeled on Brent and Cole -- that way they'd be true non sequitors. Then again, I'm not sure that's true. It's kind of a clever shtick to play dress-up with your regulars. It just doesn't work somehow.)
The new styles I can mostly take as well. My knee-jerk reaction was that the new characters looked awkward next to the existing style, but I'm sure Kurtz realizes it, and I'm more than willing to put up with an artist's exploration. It's interesting to watch at times, in fact, and I really liked the Cartoonists Society strip. (Coming as it did after Bulldog and Cooch, it felt like reading the NYTimes right after a brochure for stereo equipment, despite the sour grapes odor wafting from it.)
And Iron Man Kid? I say live and let live. I'm a geek too.