There was a thread at one point where we tracking my progress through viewing of this anime. I had never followed it from the start, so catching up to the present was going to take some serious viewing. My main consideration for doing so was that of the three currently long-running series (the others being Bleach and Naruto), it's the title I've heard the most positive things from. Things I've heard have been the following: -Strong character development -A snowball effect story, where it takes a while to pick up at the start, but once it does, it has built upon all that came before to its betterment -Consistency with characters and strength rankings (the antithesis of DBZ-syndrome) -Well done filler, to the point where filler is either unnoticeable to the casual viewer or even well done So, I've been sort of half-heartedly chronicling my journey as someone who is lagging about 12 years behind everyone else. My own experience with the series hasn't yet found anything too incredible yet (although I've been told repeatedly that it takes until a certain story arc to really take hold). Current progress: Sanji introduction arc. Next I'll see what of my previous opinions I can recollect and current thoughts on individual characters and the series as a whole.