Maybe I was lucky, growing up in the "Toonami generation" and being exposed to some extremely good, fun, exciting fictional animated universes. People my age had Macross Plus, Gundam Wing, Outlaw Star, Cowboy Bebop, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Big O, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex . . .
What good anime exists now? Everything I've tried to watch since around 2006 has given me an allergic reaction. It all seems to be terrible. It's either insufferably twee, overly melodramatic (like it was written by emo teenagers that are writing hacks), unimaginative in art direction, cliched stories, and/or has elements that are engineered to appeal to . . . how can I put it on this forum? Perverts.