Despite being overrated and having the same repetitive storyline, I admit I enjoyed the show when I was in middle school. The nostalgia gets to me. When I watched Kai with the younger generation, some stuff are ridiculous, but DBZ has that charm. It's just that you grow out of it.
@SSJjanemba: The power of DBZ characters are overrated. The show's though is a great classic. Maybe it looks a bit cliche nowadays but Toriyama had a number of revulutionary ideas at that time. It's just that others took those up and made it overused.
By saying that the power lvl system it uses is overrated tells me that you fail to grasp the entirety of it.. The whole truth of the power level system is it cannot be relied upon. after the Frieza Saga it isn't used again... trying to read someones power is like trying to hook up a light bulb to a nuclear power pant and hope to gawd that it doesn't blow the bulb... and before you can say it... the meter thing that Babadi uses read Goku's power on an entire different scale.. it measured his power by the amount of times it would destroy the planet.. which gives a much better description of his power than the old scouters could...
It's over-rated. It is truly a GREAT anime and manga, but it is 17 years since the original run of DBZ ended and it is still getting a lot of wank. Again, I re-iterate my opinion that DBZ is a great anime. It is one of my all time favourites. Nevertheless it's been 17 years and the massive amount of wank it still gets to this day is undeserved, even considering its greatness. I mean, just look at our own battle forums.
DBZ is the best fighting animation of all time. Period. No other animation has as good fighting, no other fictions fighting compares to the animated fights of Goku vs Freeza, or Goku vs Cell. As far as power go's, often DB characters are quite underrated. I just don't think we need a DB thread every ten minutes dealing with the same things.
I'd be hard pressed to find slower paced, more plodding, less strategic battles than in DBZ! Only the second Ghost Rider movie could really compare. You know what a better action show was? Dragon Ball!