Hello I'm the WebcomiCritic, I do it becuase, well... Somebody has to!
As an anime critic, may as well give you folks a fair idea of what I do and howI do it. I cna be very sarcastic and very angry when soemthing annoys me greatly. This is my quick overview of Why Naruto sucks:
I've read nothing but the manga and in retrospect, all i see in Naruto is "Lost Potential Land". Especially in Character development in the loads and loads of Side characters Kishimoto threw in. He rushed the Plot was the problem. I can't believe I'm saying this , but he lacked filler in his writing. He could have put large amounts of time in between the Zabuza and chuunin arcs to make a lot of other stories as well as Introduce the other characters in a different manner. And he'd have plenty of time to develop his superior secondary characters as well as Naruto and Sasuke.
And the Time skip, while it did Wonders for Naruto, was a poor excuse for character Development. And now that I think about it, he may as well have used the time Naruto was gone to go deeper in the stories of the other guys. He created droves of characters with varied personalities and back stories that would have made great material to go into. I know Naruto is the Main charatcer, but when you throw in guys like Rock Lee, Shikamaru, Shino, Hinata, Ino, Chouji, and Heck even Neji, you just have to wonder why he didn't do anything more with them to flesh them out.
And a Love story with Hinata. He could've thrown that in as well. give us plausible reasons for the cliche shy girl who was Shrinking Violet-ly in love with this hyperactive idiot. Create stories that would devlop her into a stronger person, and even make her sacrifice and declaration of love seem plausible. This kind of Lost potential makes me crazy!
And Team dynmaics. If he going to bring in Loads And Loads Of Characters with indiviudal and unique skills and personalities, you could develop excellent team ups and partnerships and strategies that would make all of them ten times more efficient as ninja, especially with Shikamaru's skill and brains coming up with the plans. Instead we have UBER-SAGE!Narutoad and UBER-SNAKE!Snakes-uke zerging everything, making every other character in the story irrelevant.
And the Bridge Dropping. I don't care if it's war, I don't care if Pein is the strongest man alive, there are more honorable, cooler, and appropriate ways to kill Kakashi and Shizune. And a good chunk of the village for that matter...
This is just my two cents (Or rather, my whole paycheck) about this ill-written loss of Potential. I can only hope now for the Konaha Chunin 9 to have some http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BattleRoyaleWithCheese
-Read or Die you Uneducated Buffoons