I've not been reading Naruto since the beginning, but I have been interested in it ever since the very first episode aired on Toonami all those years ago. It's kind of surreal to see such a juggernaut end (though of the big three [two?], I do wish a certain other one had ended sooner than Naruto..) that I've been into for so long. All those hours poured into reading and watching and at least it does have a proper resolution, even if it did get a tad convoluted at times heh.
That said, what does happen in the future and all the pairings and stuff... ugh, pitifully predictable.