In truth. Dragoball : Funny. Dragonball Z: Ka.. (3 episodes) me.. (4 episodes) haa... (2 episodes) mee.. Season Finale.. HAAAA! Overall I loved DBZ but it was ridiculously dragged out on some pieces and screw GT wasn't in the least bit a satisfying ending to the story
After watching Kai, it was weird. I feel like Kai has better writing and was paced more quickly than the original DBZ but the original DBZ had way better music and for some reason the voices seemed different back in the original.
The pacing of the anime was freaking horrible indeed. The writer, Toriyama, intended to end it with the Son Goku vs. Piccolo fight, which was my favorite arc personally (you have Goku getting engaged, Goku vs Tenshinhan, Goku vs Piccolo). The DBZ sagas were good for the most part though. The Android / Cell saga were particularly awesome because of the time traveling, Trunks/Vegeta, Piccolo/Kami, and beyond SSJ drama. But, I could have done without the Buu and GT series. The best part of the Buu Saga was the Goku/Vegeta vs Buu part where Vegeta reflects and finally admits Kakarot is the better fighter. And GT was just bad.
Ah, cool read. I just recall an interview with Toriyama where he talked it, and it seemed like the translation was saying he had planned to end it around that point. Which that article also suggested that he may have been thinking about ending it around that time. But, obviously he kept it up for much longer. So, all is well.
Dragon Ball was really good and is my favorite of the three series. Even though I prefer the first series I still really enjoyed Dragon Ball Z though. The biggest problem with Z was the fact that some parts of the story dragged on for far too long. Dragon Ball GT however was pretty bad. Seems like they tried to combine the humor of Dragon Ball with the action of Dragon Ball Z. The problem is that it's far less funny than Dragon Ball, and the action is far worse than Z, which ends up totally ruining the experience.
In general though, I like the fact that the total three Dragon Ball series covers a lot of years, as I really enjoyed to see the expansion of the families :)