I have read here that some people think Naruto is now a Gary Stu type of character. A perfect hero without any flaws.
As a big Naruto-fan, I have to disagree with this. The main reason why I think Naruto is an awesome main character is just because he ISN'T perfect. Yes, he may be very strong now (it's 'his manga' so) but he is not "Itachish"... He still has those funny, stupid moments and stuff. He is a hero, but in his own way. It's only normal he is the main star and is getting stronger and stronger, because Obito right now is a mothef*cking tank.
Dat Naruto! I have read (and still follow) like 15-20 manga's but Naruto is the only main character who's actually also my favorite char from a series.