I agree with you that Naruto is very lengthy. Although I think that they do a great job of keeping their episodes interesting, and by making them exciting as well. The episodes do not begin to falter or anything, and they have yet to run out of material. I for one will be very depressed when they do decide to end the series. It is one of my favorites, hands down. I also love Bleach, and feel like this is one Anime where the possibilities are endless. It is a great Anime, and I hope that they continue it as well.