I also like One Piece, Berserk, and I'm currently obsessed with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (just finished part 5 today). Now, why am I making this thread? It's because I'm noticing a trend. Now, let's take Naruto as an example, since it's what I used to draw your interest to this thread. It's okay to dislike Naruto for actual reasons. Here, I'll be helpful and give you all some examples. The morals and focuses given are ones aimed for more immature audiences. Things like "follow your dream", "don't give up", "pure revenge is destructive", and "a hard worker is better than a lazy talented person" make the series sometimes sound like the Japanese version of Dora The Explorer. The stated societal structure is beyond believable. The world the series takes place in is a big jumble of shit that couldn't possibly work the way the characters pretend it does. Each country has one ninja village and they rely on them, but seem to also not give a shit about them, and the power level of the hokage (in terms of politics) varies highly (early on they're depicted almost as world leaders, later on it's specified they're just the leader of the village), how the villages deal with the actual civilian locations is almost complete disregard, etc. The way the world is set up just doesn't work, suspension of disbelief fails. Character growth is much slower than people are used to. Believe it or not, it actually exists (in recent chapters Naruto has actually made friends with the fox spirit inside him, and learned it's name), but it's so slow that you can easily spend a hundred chapters dealing with a character who has annoying flaws (mainly Naruto himself from the start), and that's way too long for some people, especially when you consider the growth that some animated series tend to shove into a 26-episode series. The entire concept of "ninjas" in the series... it's laughable. Most of the outfits are not geared towards stealth at all, assassination is rarely mentioned, when it's performed everybody in a 10-block radius sees it happen, etc. Now, is this the type of stuff you see whenever Naruto comes up? No, you rarely see more than a sentence, and if you can go a whole page of a thread without spotting a "Naruto sucks and you're stupid for watching it" post, the planets must be in a certain alignment or something! So the first recognized issue is that people dislike things without actual reasons and are vocal about it. Being people that deal with video games all the time, I'm sure we've realized this already. "PS3 sucks, BTW I've never played one but I know it sucks", etc. ----- Now, normally those posts are quite easy to spot and ignore, but there's an unfortunate pattern that hides it. Here's a good example of the pattern. http://gbatemp.net/threads/do-you-think-pokémon-is-overestimated.340371/ Go there, and you'll see four pages of people complaining, but the third and fourth pages are the most interesting. Read them, and you'll spot some sort of behavior. One person brings up something that could be used to denounce the series/object/whatever, and suddenly everybody else rushes in and runs with it, even if it's bullshit. To them, it's something they can grab, hold up over their heads, and cry out "SEE THIS, THIS IS A REASON FOR MY DISLIKE!" because it exists, and at a glance it appears to hold more merit than "it sucks and you suck for liking it" which given them the appearance of being backed with experience. The problem is that these things are most often wrong, but get passed around with such speed that, to an outside observer, it almost looks like common sense. At that point, it just encourages people to jump on the bandwagon or they think they risk looking like they don't know something everybody else does. Think about it in other situations as well. How many times have you seen somebody says "Mac are better because they use better processors" even though they use the same Intel processors as PCs? So the second issue is that people will pass off false info in an attempt to have some backing when they denounce something or somebody. ----- Now, as for getting into why people do this on a subconscious level, that could be an entire other thread... My point is that people do this on GBAtemp all the time, and it's bad, wrong, mean, badong, whatever. Please try to stop doing it.