Ugh, I don't understand how people can like Naruto. He's your stereotypical shonen hero: loud, annoying, stupid, wears bright orange clothes on NINJA missions. If he wasn't the main character, he'd have been offed a looooong time ago.
Meh, I'd say she's okay in shippuuden. She's better now compared to how she used to be...I mean, the only thing she ever had was smarts and an undying love/obsession-thing for Sasuke. But now she's got medical jutsu and freaky superhuman strength, and since Sasuke's gone she's changed her attitude.
But what she REALLY needs is some original moves...I would like to see something that only she has, that no one else has done before. She just seems too....ordinary :/