I was actually enjoying Arpeggio until the last couple minutes where I realized Iona isn't the only ship that's managed to personify itself. Way to kill any sense of uniqueness your heroine had going for her guys, I have the feeling this is headed to my "shows to subject my friends to at our weekend screenings" list. And it's probably not even going to be memorable for that since one of my friends and I already conspired to subject the group to a fujoshi show double feature of Diabolik Lovers and Meganebu.
It took me a bit to figure out you were talking about the reaction to you check in post, but man, you really weren't kidding about Crime Edge getting a lot of flak. Don't really get it. Sure, it has plot contrivances like many other shows and I could see a lot of people finding episode six a bit much to take (it pushed the limit for me to the point where I enjoyed it less than prior episodes and I'm fine with a certain level of kink in stuff I watch), but that hadn't even aired yet when you wrote that.
That said, I also don't get how you possibly thought this would sell less that SSY. It was fairly clear to me there was a niche that would shell out for this, it was just a matter of how big a niche it was. Though, to be fair I didn't predict SSY's flop. (One thing I will note: among the people I know who watched SSY, there seems to be two camps: those who loved it and those who dropped it during that first Queerat arc.)
One is by saying that I get more "moe mileage" out of Dansai Bunri than pretty much everything else I've seen so far, but that's really subjective and I'm guessing a lot of people would dispute my rankings (ie. Dansai Bunri > RDG > Railgun S> Photo Kano...).
The other argument - and the one I consider the stronger of the two - is that I think if fits a recognizeable "vien" of moe shows - specifically that of shows like Moon Phase, Shana, and Gosick. All of which are strongly defined by their "leading loli" in spite of their genres (mystery, supernatural action, etc.). To me, Iwai has the same sort of series defining quality as Hazuki, Shana, and Victorique.
There's usually one great show every season that gets nowhere near enough attention, and this looks like the one for Spring. It's truly spectacular.
First show I tried watching of the new season (the Red Data Girl pre-air doesn't count), once again proving my excellent taste in moe shows.
That Photo Kano was the second show I watched of the new season is, of course, completely meaningless and indicates nothing about my tastes. (BTW, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised after Sae's arc turned out so badly for similar reasons, but I find PK unusually creepy and not in a good way.)
Also, I know it's already passed in your part of the globe, but April 20th = Kuroneko's birthday.