vampko wrote:Dragonball Z should have ended after Cell, because the story just loses itself after that point.
For the record, I used to watch DBZ a lot when I was a kid, and I tell you, they actually stopped it at the Cell saga. As soon as the last episode of the Cell saga was aired, they would restart back from the beginning (yeah, they wouldn't even bother changing the schedule, but nobody cared). For quite a long time I never knew there was actually more past it, I literally thought Dragon Ball GT was what immediately followed it. So that's an entire chunk of DBZ I have absolutely no idea about.
vampko wrote:And, I will most certainly argue something shouldn't go on too long. Soap operas are annoying for a reason.
If the author is that good, then finish the current series and start a new one with fresh characters and everything.
Dragging things out is just hurting the story and characters. There's only so much depth you can go in with characters before it begins to get old. And there's only so many plot twists you can pull out of thin air.
Eh, there are some franchises where you can actually drag it on for so long since they don't rely that
much on a specific story... but yeah, it usually does involve throwing away a good chunk of the stuff each time you start a new story, leaving just the core things. If you don't do that it does end up getting tiring pretty quickly.