I never understood the Fandom Rivalry between K-On! and Haruhi. I mean, I guess I do, since K-On! came out when everyone was expecting Haruhi season 2 instead, but... is it really so wrong to like both shows? I do... although I like K-On! in more of a Guilty Pleasure sort of way.
Always, somewhere, someone is fighting for you. As long as you remember them, you are not alone.
To put it simple, the former group (Haruhi) was blaming the latter (K-On) for their lack of a second season of their show. But with Endless Eight rearing its ugly face, guess which side had the final laugh on virtue of not raging hard at itself.
Several Haruhi fans are blaming K-On! for the Off Model way Haruhi has been drawn in (her upper teeth showing and her head being rounded at the edges).
And I'll humbly say that Minori Chihara (Yuki) > Aya Hirano and Nana Mizuki
Indeed. Except for Haruhi-chan's songs, Yuki's a big aversion of a Non-Singing Voice (and even her canon singing in the drama CD's not that bad either).
Hence the quotes.
But yeah, it's a bit more plot-driven than your typical Slice of Life show (such as Azumanga Daioh or Lucky Star), as it follows the various steps of the club slowly becoming better. There's definitely some forward momentum.