I said this on GT's facebook page already - I think the film sometimes confuses genre conventions with homages to a single film. for example, all the sword stuff came from the chanbara, or samurai b-movies, as opposed to a kurosawa film. and I think QT, in an interview, said put some Goddard in there that was entirely missed, and the whole film is dedicated to Chang Cheh, as it said in the opening credits, but the guy did not pick up a single chang cheh reference.
I think he did a good job with the editing. that was fun. still he reminds me of a thing tarantino said at a Q&A - critics love to project.