Oh come on mang. Since when where you the type to be influenced by what others think? Just link them to a copypasta that is prepared already if they ask you what you hate. I mean what else are you gonna do when people won't be shutting up about Monogatari for quite a while at this rate?
They're just messing around; and if they aren't, you shouldn't be talking to them. Sometimes it really helps to just pick new series at random and watch without all the outside noise... at least initially.
I've still been unable to fully detox from 2011...Already February and I still can't will myself to watch anything from the current season. Might help when I finally stop getting asked about Madoka, just because word spread I'm one of the few around here that doesn't like it at all.
Liar Game live-action - words will never do it justice. So. Freaking. Good! Since you like Kaiji and Akagi, if you haven't watched Liar Game, you really should.