I never really liked the anime, thought the characters were horrible and that it was pretty damn boring, and I thought it wasn't considered a good anime.
But I've been reading and it turns out its one of the most critically acclaimed animes and that it's been running for over 10 years (How the hell can you be a fan of that thing? Aren't you tired of waiting over 10 years for an ending?) and that the anime has over 600 episodes.
However, I really don't see how that could be possible, it seems like a horrible anime.