Let’s get one thing straight: I think Naruto and Bleach are fine anime series in their own ways.
I’ve read fair chunks of the manga for both Naruto and Bleach. Enjoyed them; there was some interesting depth in both.
But they didn’t fully grab me. And here’s the problem: each has hundreds of episodes. That’s time I could spend watching dozens of other anime series. It’s not that I’d hate to watch Naruto; it’s that there are so many other anime to watch. Practically speaking, I have to choose.
I also have the problem of being an anime reviewer who’s posting two reviews a week. I simply don’t have the time to watch Bleach and other anime.
So, to all you Naruto and Bleach fans, have fun! All the best. Unfortunately, I won’t be joining you.