DBZ is a mindless series.Even if after 500 episodes a complex storyline appears,that is way too many fucking episodes of crap to wade through.DBZ is a cash cow here,and a cash cow in Japan.What little integrity it had is lost,forever.
"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."
Most view Dragonball Z as the stupid cash cow it is.EVA,despite it's flaws and its
a good,substantial series,with interesting artwork and pretty realistic characters.EVA zealots are just as annoying in my book as DBZ fanatics,BTW.Alternatively,too,DBZ makes other anime look bad to the mainstream majority,by being shown on kiddie stations and during kiddie programming hours,along with the kid-oriented marketing.People equate DBZ with other anime and write it all off as crap usually.Anyhow,much of the more purist attitude is (possibly unfounded,who knows?) annoyance at the fanatics."LP rulez,they're so deep and hard!Everyone else sucks!" "Goku is awesome no one can beat him and I don't get other anime!".There are numerous in-betweens,I know,who say nothing and continue liking what they like,because that is what in-betweens do,and they're smart that way.I guess my point is:like what you like,but don't give your opinion unless asked,and be as respectful and open-minded as much as possible.
Although I still dislike DBZ