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.
Hilarious in Hindsight: A grimdark magical girl story with a manipulative recruiter disguised as a benevolent being tricking girls into becoming magical girls, who are then forced to fight for their lives? Seems familiar.
Hype Backlash: For some, especially those more familiar with modern fanfic conventions (ie exhaustively researching Japanese culture) or more recent deconstructions of the genre.