I can't stand this show. I really can't.
I don't like the mech design. Everything that isn't taken from the last show just looks stupid.
I don't like the plot inconsistencies, particularly how Jupiter goes from being seven years away from Earth to the site of the bad guys base.
I was never fond of Newtypes, even in the last show. I'll go to my grave saying they were a complete mistake from square one, but here, they go from psychics who are better than you at everything to space wizards who can bend physics with their minds. I'd accept that in a Super Robot
show, but this is the *granddaddy* of all Real Robot
television. Let's not even touch on the racist implications.
I disliked most of the characters. I appreciate that I wasn't *supposed* to like most of them, but the cast, with a few exceptions, was never fun to watch. As someone who never bought into the Char fanboyism, I don't even like Quattro.
I was turned off by the sexism. Read the quote that opens the page. 'Nuff said.
But, most of all, I hate its fans. (You may notice I didn't use the word "hate" until now.) Normally, when I don't like a show, I'm quick to say "That's just my opinion. I'm entitled to it, just as you're entitled to yours. Saying I don't like it doesn't mean you aren't allowed to." This show's fanbase was not so accommodating. I got bile, hate, angry comparisons to other, newer, to my mind better
Gundam shows by people who insulted my taste and told me that I wasn't entitled to my opinion, that I must have actually
liked it and just not wanted to, etc.
In short, I would have been content to leave your sacred cow be, if you hadn't thrown its dung at me.
Does the show fail completely? No, there are some successes. I liked some of its underlying ideas, like the way mechs have to be built to dodge because no armor can protect against beam weapons (making the final boss's inexplicably-immune space-magic mech even more irritating), and I love to watch Yazan Gable, even if part of it is the thrill of watching a human eau-natural butchering his "betters" with sadistic glee.
But, I still disliked the show, and my encounters with its snobbish and bitter fanbase have only cemented that dislike into hate.