These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Pat Labor
Crowning Moment of Awesome: In the last episode Machine 2 gets its arm torn off (again) right in front of Gomioka who seems to be rather shocked by it. Ohta's only reaction is to say: "Don't worry, stuff like this happens all the time."
Needs More Love: At least here in North America and Europe. The first two movies (and the second in particular) are some of Oshii's best work, but get consistently overshadowed by Ghost in the Shell and his later films.
So Bad, It's Good: The voice acting in the English dub of the TV series. Most of the actors, frankly, sound like a bunch of untrained yahoos the studio pulled in off the streets, though they do try. There's actually a bit of Fridge Brilliance with the voicework, though, as the shoddy quality actually fits with the bored, underfunded, underdisciplined nature of Section 2.
Superlative Dubbing: the first two films' Manga Entertainment dubs are excellent, but especially the dub for the second film, and Peter Marinker's turn as Goto is the best of any English voice actor.