I stayed up far later last night than I should have to watch it.
-Apparently, the local schoolboys aren't Ohana worshippers.
-Portrayal of photographers: uses the "photography is romantic" trope, but also portrays photographers as the kind of people who go after schoolgirls who still wear training bras.
And no indication you caught what I was trying to highlight, LOL.
The "list" also does not include such favourites as Sola, Utawaremono, DMC, FMP, and Last Exile. It is extremely select.
Kaisei in Uchouten Kazoku is Chinami level cute and UK is my second favourite PA Works show. Hanasaku Iroha is first - I had thought Ohana was petite but it turns out the data I had was wrong and she's not actually that petite (160cm/5'3).
(Between Benten and Tomoe, PA Works actually has a more impressive showing on my list of favourite mature women than petite ones. And I just realized that Noto Mamiko plays sexy older women in like four PA Works shows.)
Actually, not all the shows on my list include a notable petite girl. Let's see: Moon Phase has Hazuki, Kurenai has Murasaki and EF has Chihiro and Bakemonogatari has Nadeko (and Mayoi and Shinobu, but they don't really sparkle until Nisemonogatari IMO). So a vampire loli, a seven year old, a sixteen year old girl who hasn't been able to remember things properly since she was twelve, and Nadeko.
... I'm not going to try and discern any insights from that grouping.