Re: Shippuden is a disgrace to naruto (long read)
Let me start by saying that Shippuden>>>>>Original by a long shot.
-The storyline is deeper, darker, complex and more interesting then ever before.
-The Akatsuki alone makes it better then the original serie. Badass top tier villains, not kid fighting each other anymore. Plus Orochimaru is back. We are in the big leagues now.
-Knowing more stuff about other villages and their Kages/bodyguards. We are getting more infos on the history of Konoha and other villages.
-The fights are more EPIC by far
-Naruto vs Pein -Jiraiya vs Pein
-Sasuke vs Itachi -Kakashi and team 10 vs Kakuzu and hidan
-Sasuke vs Deidera -Sakura and Lady Chiyo vs Sasori
-Taka vs Raikage/bodyguard followed by the other Kages
-The entire flashback about the birth of Naruto plus his fight with the 9tails
-The entire war arc (from chapter 559 till now, we saw some over the top crazy fights and it's impossible to deny that).
-Even if it's true that most of Konoha 11 aren't getting enough screen time or char. dev, many other characters have received a lot: Kakashi, Jiraiya, Tsunade, Orochimaru, InoShikaCho, other Kages plus some bodyguards, Naruto, Sasuke, Sai, all Akatsuki members etc.
-Shippuden is also longer.
Also, it might be an anime about ninjas but it's Kishi's story. If he wanted them all to fly and throw laser beams from their eyes, it would be his decision.
Shippuden isn't perfect but it's a great manga, is quite intriging and BETTER then the original.