Hey, for someone who just skimmed quickly through it, you nailed the main problems with the series quite well.Hey guys, guess what I did? I sort of quickly skimmed the whole of Naruto this past month, just to get what the gist of the series is because I kinda felt like I want to understand the jokes.
I'm just going to say that I'm probably never going to read this series properly. I hate Sasuke mainly because his sudden change to wanting to destroy Konoha, the whole thing with Itachi is a mess and I still think Sasuke's motivations are kind of unclear to me. So his brother was trying to protect Konoha, but now he's going to destroy the village? What. I'm not sure with anything of that. Maybe I should read all of that more properly.
What I did get was the theme shift from part one to part two, which made Naruto's whole character kind of pointless. The whole point of him was to show that talent and inheritance isn't everything that counts. But then suddenly his father is the hokage and he's ninja Jesus basically.
Sakura is just bland and useless basically. I know Robin doesn't really have many fights either, but at least her abilities evolve and she takes part of all the team fights and also helps with her smarts along with knowing how to read the poneglyphs. Sakura has healing powers and has one fight which is kinda cool, but we still barely see her do anything.
I feel sorry for Hinata. Poor girl. Hell yeah! Rock Lee! Props to all the fights before Naruto vs. Sasuke. There's like 8 characters getting their own spotlight. The fox also gets a special mention even if he turned good. Orochimaru was creepy as hell, a fairly good villain. Pein and Madara can burn in hell. I like Killer Bee and Raikage.
The art got considerably worse as the series went on. Seriously, it looks hideous at times.
I don't get the eye powers either. There's so many things they can do and are utterly broken...
Overall, I don't think it's as bad as Bleach, but it's meh. Also, feel free to fix any things I might have gotten wrong. I really just read it pretty quickly.