You know, since the timeskip there have been so many opportunities for Kurenai's team to shine. We've seen every other team in combat since then, EXCEPT for Kurenai/Shino/Hinata/Kiba. Team Gai got plenty of screen time during the Gaara arc, Team Naruto has been major in both of the previous two arcs, and Team Asuma showed their stuff against Sai and, for at least Asuma and Shikamaru, have been major players in this arc. So we see Asuma's about to die. We see that Kurenai realizes this. We see that someone has come to their aid, creating a genjutsu to blind Hidan and Kakuzu. And who steps out from behind the genjutsu? Aoba? What the fuck? Kurenai and her pupils really need to get some fighting time post timeskip. This chapter was the perfect opportunity for it, and he avoided it, yet again. I don't get it.