Self rightrious anime fans who can't just except a series for what it is, and want everything to be all "so deep you cant even understand it, but it's fun to make yourself look smart by pretending to get it" like Eva, make DBZ look bad. DBZ isnt a show for all audiences, that doesnt make it a bad show. For example, I dont like Sex in the City. Its a show for women that only they can really understand, so I dont get it at all and dont like it. However, is Sex in the City a bad show cause the typical male audience member wont like it? Nope. Not at all.
DBZ its like fun series about a bunch of insanely strong people fighting battles over like 20 episodes mixed with homosexual over tones. Its simple, and its not very smart, but it doesnt have to be, and that doesn't mean it cant be entertaining. Another thing is a lot of these fans dont like the series has much has dont like some of the fans of the series. OH NO LITTLE KIDS ALSO WATCH IT SO I CANT LIKE IT!! They wont admit it, but they're just really insecure. They wont stick up for liking something because they dont want to get made fun of for liking a show thats percieved by most has a kids show. Thats why you see all these people who try and say shows like DBZ and Pokemon aren't "really anime." They dont want what they like in the same group has what other people might not like and give them shit for.
And for LP, would you just drop the whole punk attitude already. OH NO THEYRE MANUFACTURED I CANT LISTEN TO THEM! ITS MORALLY WRONG!! For christ sakes people, there are much more important moral delemas then weither your listening to music that is made by people who might enjoy making money. Wiether you like it or not, money is important, its not THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, but its up there, and if youd ever been without it, like most bands before they get famous, you might appretiate it more. If you like the music, then you like the music, if you dont, you dont. Stop trying to turn musical taste into a philosophical debate. Think about this also, not liking something because its popular, is the exact same thing has liking something because it is. You're still using the "scale" persay of how popular something is to determin what you can, and cant like.