"Classic" just means I consider it a standout among the entire period considered, which is a bit arbitrary.
The notable observations here are how the variation in how many shows I like year to year is pretty small and how bad 2009 was save for a few standouts.
2014 doesn't look quite as strong here, does it? Note the classics category includes Classic+ (basically the "shortlist") and tier 1 includes both, I just bother marking classic/classic+ because such shows can skew my overall impressions a bit.
Really though I'm not going yell at you for having bad taste... much . You obviously always had a better affinity for moe for various types while I'm mega picky when it comes to moe shows. I just grew old and cynical as time passes.
The only real disappointment is how you can't share the enthusiasm for shirobako like most of the hipster tm gang. I think you don't know how much I love it though I admit it's partly compounded by that the fact it's the first good paw show for me since uchouten kazoku which was more than a year ago. But hey that's just me with fanboyism talking.