I can't say I enjoy it when Naruto/Bleach are compared to dragonball. Sure, the DBZ ANIME was slow as hell, thanks to toriyama drawing fucking 15 pages of manga a week, but the DB manga itself has an okay pace (Namek? bleach and naruto has had arcs that are fucking double that length). It also doesn't take itself that seriously.
Naruto and Bleach are SHIT, DB is frickin' AWESOME, as long as you just accept the stupid-ass power-ups. At least they're better than emo-mask or turning into a big fox made of poop.