You know something I only just now thought about? Remember how you said that Naruto was a tricky fighter? Well I'm watching a video on amazing fight scenes and the final Sasuke vs Naruto was one of them. I'm watching it and I see Sasuke use Amaterasu to spear several shadow clones in the chest and it hits me. "Holy shit, The reason Naruto is so tricky is at least partly because his shadow clones let him play scenarios out in real time. He can fail multiple times with minimal consequences..."
Yep! And Naruto gets all the sensory feedback, so he’s learning about his enemies with every failed attempt. It’s honestly kind of terrifying, and I wish they’d gone more in-depth about it in the manga, because seriously. Naruto should have been so much more than just a brute force fighter, and he didn’t get that opportunity nearly as much as he should have.