I have been on multiple forums and on a lot of them every time a new chapter comes out or someone brings up a new manga someone should read, it all comes down to "What can this character do, what are their best feats, what would you rank them?" The same thing can be said for trying to get people into new manga, when I was on the Naruto forums I saw someone trying to get someone to read Toriko and the person asked "Sure, I have been hearing people claim how powerful the 4 kings are, I think they are exaggerating to I'm going to read it to find out myself." I think that is a huge waste of time, why read an entire series you don't even know you will enjoy just to power scale? It takes away from the manga and makes everyone seem shallow, if you want to see how strong they are look for respect threads and calcs. I have not seen that much here though only a few times but still, for example I love Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, it is my favorite manga after Battle Royale and Berserk, but I love it for it's creativity and characters, yes the powers are cool but I don't pay attention to just that.
I'm not saying to not pay attention to how strong a character is, but it seems so silly to watch or read a long series while constantly comparing every move a character does to Naruto, Goku, or Toriko or something. I also don't see why people want to only read the series after a character the likes lost to someone from it, that was seriously a reason on one of the forums, comparing yourself or other things to others is the quickest way to unhappiness, who cares if your character is not the strongest, or even if they lose a lot, since when was it a problem to lose to pre-crisis Superman, or better yet: how does that make your character weak? Don't get me wrong, I get people read up on series they don't particularly like for the sake of preventing ignorance on their part but even then most information can be gathered from a respect thread or simply asking for the best feats. I see no reason to waste your time reading up on it with no initial interest. I know this is all them and in no way affects me, but it seems so lame and self destructive to go through all that for the sake of one battle someone made.
What do you think, sorry, just a rant I had saved up.