ha ha sagefags fucking owned.
I think Naruto went from potentially good (Zabuza arc) to the most utter disgracefully carried out piece of shit, even by shounen standards.
I hate the anime. I hate the manga.
But I would watch every last episode of the dragged out trite abortion that is shippuden, and read every page of black and white failure that is the manga, before I admit Naruto is sageworthy and 99% of all the boring pedo shit /a/ loves is not. Even if it's meant to be ironic (which let's be honest: 95% of the time it's not and is just lonely basement dwellers trying to coin themselves as an "elite" of anime enthusiasts) it's still a disgrace on the internet barely able to rival /b/, but still manages.
Also, all current shounen sagers are just slowpoke newfags from gaia and the like. Everyone else knows it's beaten to fucking death and is the equivalent of posting a 4 year old meme macro.