My best friend and I used to read/watch it in Japanese, before it got too ridiculous (luckily, we both started AFTER Shippuuden began, so we could skip the awful fillers. Well, she did. I watched it first and didn't realize it was all filler until 2-5 arcs in. I was like, "WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!?!").
We kinda started saying "BUH-lieve it!" to friends when they were being stupid. No one got it but us. [EDIT] We watched it in Japanese [/EDIT]
Then we stopped watching Shippuuden, because (while their filler arcs were better from a 3-rd party view, they COMPLETELY clashed with the story of the show, creating villains that appeared and went down in one arc that were stronger than the villains of the actual story).
Then we stopped reading Naruto, because Sasuke is one of the stupidest characters ever. And we could tell things were about to get extremely ridiculous. A lot of people at her school read it and talk, so she has learned some things that have been going on. She tells me our decision to stop was the best thing we've ever done. XD
Like I said, though, I really like the adult voices for Naruto and Sasuke. They are actually very smooth, when they both had that whiny adolescent thing in the first show. Plus, in Shippuuden, Naruto tends to be more serious, so he's never screaming like he used to. Edited, Dec 18th 2009 10:52am by idiggory