Power levels was something stupid made up for the American version. Power levels do not appear once in the actual Japanese version. Also, I think Naruto is the slowest moving animation ever. If you think DBZ is slow moving, you should watch Naruto. I've seen the first 100 episodes of Naruto and what happens in those 100 episodes? Pretty much nothing. And what are you talking about? Evil Shenron? I don't remember any evil Shenron. There were a few really stupid TV specials that had idiotic plots to them, but the storyline for the main story was pretty damn good until about the Buu saga, which just went on for too long and, although I watched the entire thing, I had started to lose interest by then. I will agree that Dragonball GT is really stupid. That was an animation that had nothing to do with Toriyama and was only made, based off of the popularity of the previous series. Anyway, although I think a lot of people would really like DBZ if they saw it the original way and not the watered-down idiotic Cartoon Network version, but, of course, there is personal taste. I will say that it is one of the top 5 most popular animations in Japan's history (primarily among high schoolers and young adults) and I doubt it would get to that status in Japan if it were as insipid and stupid as the US one. One thing I would change, though, is make the animation move at a speed closer to the comics (which actually move pretty fast). Saying that the series has "no story" means that you've never actually watched much of the series.