Yeah shippudden is way better I think. I got annoyed with all of the fillers as well in Naruto. Shippudden, at least Sakura isn't a weak damsel in distress kind of thing anymore. Tsunade has taught her some of her ways and Sakura is not one to be messed with now. The stories are better and more detailed. There have been a few fillers, but from what I understand they are like on season 3 already of shippudden. I'm not sure how they consider their seasons over there. But on Viz's website, you can watch the episodes for free and not have to download anything.