Yeah, when I watched GT I grimaced when I heard Goku say that General Rirudo or whatever was stronger than Buu. I'm like… "Wasn't Buu the goddamn end all evil?!"
Speaking of GT, it just came on now. God, the dub intro is horrendous..
Anyway, like Buc said, I don't mind characters learning new tricks but not getting SUPERPOWERED. Like, Nami getting the Clima Tacts was a necessity, but I was glad that her using Impact was a one-time thing. Usopp getting the dials was also pretty necessary, especially since they'd fit in perfectly for the way he fights. And Zoro got new swords because he had to, Mihawk shattered the two originals.
But like, I don't want to see Usopp to start using a gun or Luffy to be able to use his chi to call the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you.