For me, Dragon Ball is one of the best anime of all time. Sure you have One Punch and S.A.O. but there are few that give you the depth without all of the fillers or "flashbacks" like you get in Naruto.
In truth I didn't get into dragon ball until my early 20's. By then my wife and I had just finished Sword Art Online and were looking for something new while we waited for the "filler" episodes in Naruto to stack up. Mind you, up to this point we preferred watching anime in Japanese with English subtitles, however, the Dragon Ball series quickly turned out to be the exception to the rule.
I found the Japanese voice for Goku to be like nails on a chalkboard and couldn't make it thru 1 episode. A buddy of mine suggested giving it another go in English, which in my opinion made all the difference.
I started the series on a Saturday and before I knew it was Monday. to give you an idea we watched all 291 episodes of the Z series in less than a month. Now we are onto the Dragon Ball Super Series, and while we are only a few episodes in I can't wait to see where the story goes.