I kid... Haganai started out fine, but was just mediocre by the end for reasons you specified-- AIC's just guilty of this. Yozora was supposed to be sympathetic, but her character was flubbed really badly, as if they didn't know where to go with it after midway. Well, hopefully Steins will make 2011 a better year for you, but given your preferences and tendencies I think it's just best to look ahead.
Finished Haganai. Man...it started so well then stuffed around in the middle, retreaded the same material and jokes then had a real copout of an ending. Sigh...thought I'd finally have a service show I'd want to remember. Nope...and after it's all done in anime form, Sena, Kodaka and Kobato are the only three characters I could give a damn about. The rest irritated me - Rika most of all with her increasingly annoying pathetic humour, Maria whining over and over, Yuki being a bland trap and Yozora...what was done in anime form wasn't enough to endear her as worthy of sympathy. I get that she's a hater, but some of the stuff she did, particularly towards Sena, was unforgivable. And the whole issue of friendship is forgotten into the mists of time. Better than the average service show? Yes. Memorable? Not really...*sigh*
Oh well, time to see if I can finally finish Steins;Gate and put 2011 behind me once and for all.
Yea the character development has slowed down a lot in favor of hot blooded antics in the show. It's going strong, but I'm a little worried.
As for the conversation.... the Nanoha boards are a trainwreck. I'm not sure who fired the first shot, but at this point it doesn't even matter. It may be the one of the worst places to post, except maybe for Gundam and Kyoani boards.