"Goodness, you're actually watching DBZ? The original or Kai?"
Yes, I am! :) I'm watching the original. Tried Kai but stopped after the fifth episode when it became clear I could not stand the massively obvious edits. Did they think I couldn't tell when something hasn't been airbrushed? Sheesh! :P
"I watched the original and I had to fast forward a lot and I skipped some parts that didn't have Vegeta in it. Are you watching dubbed? The original dub is inexperienced and not very good (in my opinion, though I watched most of DBZ with that dub), I find it's much easier to watch the Kai dub, the voice actors got better at it over the years. Sub is best imho, but hard to find, I've only seen about 20% of DBZ subbed."
I've watched everything so far. I don't enjoy taking things out of context without the full benefit of the entire story. Vegeta is my favorite too but I get a kick out of the other characters too. I'm not watching any of the dubs. Subs all the way for me baby! I don't get what you mean by the subs being hard to find. All the releases I've been getting from Netflix have three versions of the anime on each disk: original dub broadcast as it was on the tv, the unedited dub and something they call "original Japanese mono" with the usual subtitle options. I make sure to set it right before each viewing. I find the fact most of the cast is performed by women very hilarious. Vegeta's Japanese VA is awesome (and very much male thank god). His performance scares the CRAP out of me sometimes (but he is very well spoken and uses big words, he also cusses a lot). Goku little high-pitched vocal mannerisms make me giggle (he cusses too but mildly, usually only when frustrated).
Vegeta features in my sexual fantasies NOW. XD Never thought he would, what with that hair. The anime sure doesn't mind giving us a peek in the shower once in a while, lol.
I like Bulma simply because she's not some lay about that needs to be rescued all the time. Compared to Chichi, the older she gets, the more the series goes on, the smarter she gets about knowing when and when not to go near the battle field. She helps out where she can and where it's logical to do so. She possesses extraordinary patience when it comes to Vegeta's attitude. I wish the anime had given us more glimpses of their relationship because of all of the ones presented, that one really needed to be explained on just how the hell it got that far. Just because Vegeta is who he is, he doesn't strike one as the type. Then again, I'm glad he got to have a wife and a kid after the tough breaks life has handed him. I find Trunks' devotion to his father very sweet. (Even though my favorite part is when Vegeta goads Mirai Trunks, betting him he won't shoot him because he's his father, and then when he DOES, he's lying in the ocean exclaiming: "I can't believe he shot me!" XD). I'm actually not surprised Bulma went for him. Love can make a woman look past certain things about a man. I personally wouldn't be able to see past the things he's done but obviously Bulma can. I find it interesting really.
Abridged Vegeta is just awesome. "Kaaaaakarot, Kaaaakarot, Kaaa - Oh screw this, wake up dumbass!" XD
The road to redemption is a long and bumpy one. Vegeta's character journey I find to be an amazing one because it's so well-done and inspiring. He goes from villian, to antagonist, to anti-hero in nine seasons.... and I've loved him all the way. :)