Before the Naruto "discussion" takes a wrong turn, I'd like to say something. Many people like Naruto. Likewise, many people dislike it, to varying degrees. That's fine. IMO, the only problem is people who lord their "superior taste" over other people's opinions. It's fine to dislike shows for being predictable/shallow/overrated/etc according to your opinion, and it's fine to air those opinions (especially if backed by evidence). But it's pretty dumb to think you're better than someone for liking different things. I admit that I probably would not have enjoyed Naruto if I had started it today. As it is, I started it as a preteen, and I sure loved it. To some, the show is childish and bland. But there different series that fulfill different purposes. Some are really targeted toward younger boys (shounen). Some are generic, aiming for approachable content rather than a unique experience. Either way, I think arguments over anime opinions ar verri dum. There are many factors that you can use to compare shows, but taking the step into "this is good/bad" territory can be nothing but subjective.