Considering I just finished Cross Game only about 2 months ago, and it jumped to my top 5 of all time (it was -that- fucking good) I don't think I'll be able to watch any sports series unless you're called Ping Pong which like Cross Game is a fantastic character study.
Main thing I notice is you don't tend to appreciate having much "fluff" (be it in tone or tropes) in your moe shows, which doesn't seem to be the style this past years and a bit... though with Ano Natsu de Matteru, Hyouka and Tari Tari finding success in fairly rapid succession in 2012, surely it'll come back at some point? Then again, all those had a pedigree.
I really have nothing at the moment. I honestly think you'd be better off taking your chances with some of the stuff I've tried to get you to watch in the past like Otome Youkai Zakuro and Inu x Boku SS than with most of the recent moe crop (was going to plug Taisho Yakyuu Musume again but the more I review, the more I get the impression it might be too fluffy for your taste in terms of tone. Though still probably more up your alley than some of the recent stuff).
I probably watched a few episodes here and there of various shows, but the last good one I watched in full was Minami-ke Tadaima. Before that it was Tari Tari. To be honest I have no idea what the definition of a 'moe show' is, but hell TT had the type of moe I like in spades.
If he didn't like Hyouka, Hanasaku Iroha, Uchouten Kazoku and Shin Sekai Yori I'd have to say that your tastes are closer to mine than his. Though on the other hand, I occassionally ship, like K-On (and Gochuusagi and...), and sort of like No Game No Life* - though Seikoku no Dragonar is by far my favourite guilty pleasure of the season thus far.
(It has kemonomimi and gorgeous Sakurasou style artwork, but I have a love/hate relationship with the over the top characterization and fanservice.)
I don't suppose you could clarify what you consider to have been the good "moe shows" of years past? I'm not quite sure how you draw the line on what's a moe show and what isn't.
Oh you don't know me if you think I'm ironic, witty and "Archon-Wing" like most of the time. Should see me in LoL and how much I rage at the smallest of shit. Reth does too though lol.
I also said I like the artstyle of Atelier, not the games itself. But that's more because I like Kel Mishida's art. I don't play JRPGs unless they called Persona or from Atlus . And Demon Souls/Dark Souls if those count.
On that topic, Rethice hasn't posted on this forum for god knows how long. We also actually have pretty different tastes in anime, particularly when it comes to titles with emphasis on "moe", we like and we constantly like to give each other shit for it.
Examples: He likes Log Horizon and No Game No Life, I do not. He likes Nagi no Asu Kara, I do not. I like Hyouka, Hanasaku Iroha, Uchouten Kazoku, he does not (what a heathen for liking the "worse" PA shows and disliking the "better" ones ). I like Ping Pong and Shin Sekai Yori, he does not. I like Makoto Shinkai movies, he does not. He's a shipper, I am not!
There's a few titles where we both like Psycho Pass, Fate Zero, Spice and Wolf, Mushishi, Usagi Drop and the like but they are not too common .
I think he has more common in tastes with you actually. Just don't mention Hyouka. He's been giving me shit for recommending it to his anime club (didn't get voted out and was finished in its entirety) for about 3 months straight. Said it was the worst Kyoani series since K-on .