#1. Lower Your Expectations.
#2. Turn Your Brain Off. This sounds negative, but I basically just mean you can't overthink things and you can't let your speculation run rampant.
#3. Don't take the show too seriously. Toriyama never intended you to do that. He's also a capricious and forgetful creator that doesn't take his work at all seriously.
#4. Don't get too invested in side-characters. The series has always been inconsistent with them and some (like Vegeta) are permanantly damned to their roles.
#5. Engage with the fandom, but do it in ways that are enjoyable to you. There's a lot to engage with here at Kanzenshuu.com and on these forums
#6. Enjoy the hype culture on social media.
#7. Take a trip through DB memory lane, revisit the moments that Super often calls-back to.
#8. Recognize what the show is now and try to learn why so much has changed. For instance, the lack of blood in the series is due to a change in the timeslot and a new era of TV censorship laws.
#9. Know that it is okay to criticize Super. Nothing is above criticism. Its also okay to unironically love Super. I tend to like Super for meta reasons, so ironically I guess, but also pure hype.
#10. It is okay to have conflicting opinions about Super. I personally think the Trunks/Zamasu/Black arc is both one of the best and worst arcs in the entire series.
#11. If you're a creator, use the production and storytelling of DBS and any weaknesses or strengths of the anime, manga, or movies to help you improve your own art/writing. I've been planning a shonen-esque series for a while now and DBS has taught me a lot (dos & donts).
#12. Make it yours. Use your love of Dragon Ball and your own creativity to draw, blog/vlog about, discuss, make games, make crafts, make music. If you don't like an arc, make a fanfiction to improve it. Hindsight is on your side and share your story with others.
#13. Read new chapters of the manga for free and gain access to the whole series for cheap over at Viz.com/shonenjump (I swear I don't work for them, but have recently discovered the joys of their Weekly Shonen Jump online subscription.)
#1. Forget about any specific numerical multipliers that the various Super Saiyan forms were said to represent. As long as you have these values in mind, you will frustrate yourself trying to power scale the show. Many people here do it for sport and I admit that it is amusing watching and even sometimes participating in the act of making something sensible from the senseless, but I don't think the show even bothers with the same numbers shown in the Daizenshuu and its for the best honestly.
#2. Don't put god ki and god forms on a pedestal. As long as you avoid this, the scaling won't bother you as much. God ki is just another type of ki that mortals don't typically have. It doesn't indicate how strong someone is. Shin (Supreme Kai) has it for goodness sakes, probably King Kai too and he's weaker than Nappa.
#3. Super is operating on a different set of rules than DB or DBZ. Characters that are unprepared ("off-guard") can be killed or injured by slightly augmented conventional means while Kid Goku in DB could tank bullets to the face even without ki. The power scale has likely been shrank down to allow weaker fighters ways to trouble stronger fighters. Honestly, its a change for the better and the anime has more or less been consistent with it.
DBZ: Roshi (Saiyan arc) = 1 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Perfect Cell (Cell Games) = 1,000,000,000
DBS: Roshi (Saiyan arc) = 1 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Perfect Cell (Cell Games) = 1,000
1 damage from Roshi to Perfect Cell in DBS hits harder than 1 damage from Roshi to Perfect Cell in DBZ. It's still a theory of mine at this point, but I've witnessed this enough in Super that I'm convinced.
My Relationship With DBS
You may see me on the forums here, more often than not criticizing Super, but just know that I am enjoying the franchise in my own way just as I know many of you are as well. I didn't feel like the first 3 arcs of the show presented anything of value and so I decided to give it up completely and I nearly did. I skipped half an arc (FnF), was disappointed by the Tournament of Destroyers, skipped the Pontefeu mini-arc, and that was it for me, but Super promised a big improvement and the return of a fan favorite character and so I returned for the Future Trunks arc, but luckily my expectations had lowered in the interim and so I could enjoy the improvements to the visuals and storytelling quality while recognizing and pointing out the continued faults of the series. Lowering those expectations made all the difference between watching and being upset with the quality of the writing and wondering why I was even bothering to watch DBS vs. watching with a calm critical eye and accepting the faults while enjoying what was presented on a base level. I do love Dragon Ball after all, hating it is the antithesis of what I want to feel.
Dragon Ball could have matured with its aging fan base, but it didn't, instead turning the age dial lower than before to attract younger fans. I'm just saying it'll help your sanity to accept that and enjoy the series for what it is, and more importantly, in your own way. One of my ways to enjoy is this running gag I have with one of my friends where I update him on Super's plot and as I'm explaining it gets so ridiculous that I have to stop because we're both dying from laughter. The best time was explaining to him the end of the Future Trunks plot in the Super anime.