I quite enjoyed seeing the basic direction of this show.
I liked the way the characters had progressed and especially the way Naruto was still the same person (albeit slightly more mature). I would have been really disappointed if they had radically changed his character.
However I felt that the progression of the actual storyline was much too slow. I still don’t understand how the scene at the very beginning fits into the current timeline. While it will probably be explained later, it was still fairly off-putting.
Despite this I will probably continue to watch Naruto Shippuden.
Please comment to let me know your thoughts.