DBZ was probably the best. I don't even like DB basis, it was... weird.
New Anime have much more action packed. And I really like RPG style anime. So .Hack, Sword Art Online, BTOOOM etc... the "game" aspect is merging with "fantasy"... I watch anime not because its real but because its unreal. Just like why people read books, to escape reality. as for dragon ball series; 10 episodes of charging up is unrealistic but since I have grown up... I might as well spend time else where 😛