Does anyone else find that often in animes like Naruto, the background story is sometimes so much more interesting or epic than the actual current one? For me, storylines like Gaara's background, or the 3 Sannin's story, and even in other anime's like Chopper's background story in One Piece was so much more effective than anything at that moment in the arc, and would have been even more interesting had that been the storyline. For example, the 3 Sannin Story. I personally find that more interesting and had more potential than the Team 7 storyline. Orochimaru's turn to the "dark side" was for more gripping and creepy (I mean, kidnapping younger Ninja's to experiment on them, I mean how awe-inspiring would that be to find out in an actual storyline) than Sasuke's plot for revenge. I'm in no way bashing the canon storylines, and I understand that they kind of became better because the writers think backwards, because they have the current position, and then work backwards from that, choosing what's most effective and interesting, but still. Anyone agree or disagree? PS. And yay, I finally got 1,000 posts!