HOWEVER, I live in a place where anime doesn't air on TV, and at that time, I didn't really hang out with people who watched anime. Then one time when I visited a friend who was having a LAN one of the fuckers were watching Naruto, and I thought it seemed awesome. I also believed that Sasuke was the main character, and they laughed at me while they explained that the guy in the yellow jumpsuit was Naruto.
That said, rather than thinking "this is the greatest anime ever", it was more along the lines of "this is goddamn awesome has to be the most awesome thing to exist OMG :D" since I didn't have any other anime to compare to.
That was years ago though, I've learned my lesson.