Me too, it seemed a massive build up to nothing. I kept looking at the clock thinking '10 minutes to go, it's getting tight if they are going to bring him in' '5 minutes to go, surely it'll be now'. So yeah, that felt like a hype ball of nothing.
On the whole, I'm just confused and wondering why I'm bothering any more. If the episodes aren't preachy, they are like a ball of knotted wool. I love Who and always will but everything's gotten so complicated I feel like 'huh' most of the time, there so much to try and remember to even have a clue about what's going on and I've failed at it. How did Missie become Sacha Master, how did Sacha Master escape the realm of the weird ghosty people. The flashes happened too quick for me and I was having a hard time staying awake during one section so I've no idea what the explanation for the Department and the Irish scenario was and how it fits in.
So yeah, on one hand I feel
and on the other
Some of the plot felt silly to me - it probably took them far longer to degoopify 4 Cybermen than it would have to just find another way of getting out of there, especially as Yas and Graham sat around doing nothing whilst that was happening.
I liked Sacha as the master, it must be hard to have to be that intense without making it too hammy and I think he did it well. I'm not sure where Jodie is on my Doctor scale, she's probably middle bottom at the moment, but as you have all said, it's the writing that's killing it for her version.
I did like the design of the Time Lord Cybermen but ultimately it was stupid. The cybermen are a race of emotionless cyborgs, they aren't going to suddenly say 'hey how about we make our new armour fancy! I hear helmet swirls are in this season'
At least they will have no problems picking up Radio 4.