Student Council President
To be honest I cannot get hyped about anime anymore for this reason as well as the fact that there are just too many things that can go wrong; will the show even be good, will it even come out, will it be on a streaming service I can be happy with like Netflix, if not then will it come to Blu-ray and will the Blu-ray's subtitles be optional (or at the very least give me a dub with subtitles option); the fact I have to ask these questions, some of them even after a show is released, just makes me wary of being excited about any anime.The lust for pretty greens by fat cats holding the reins, as opposed to the creatives, probably doesn't help. Reminds me of how a show with the Netflix tag would instantly go on my watchlist back in the day and now has the exact opposite effect. It seems more and more now that quality is being overlooked for quantity (of views) with some great shows never getting made or being cancelled before they get going, though thankfully that is not always the case.
To be fair though if a show is on Netflix then I don't have to worry about locked subs at least; which has led me to watch some shows I have on DVD or Blu-ray there instead and I do believe, last I checked, that they have a better ratio of good to bad anime compared to Crunchyroll or even home video so I get more interested when Netflix gets a new release.
I used to read these forums regularily, long before actually signing up, to see if One Piece would finally continue on DVD and I was genuinely excited when it did continue but ever since they've locked the subs I completely lost interest; and to be honest that was perhaps the last show I got hyped about a release for.
As for quantity over quality; it's the same with any medium, just as unacceptable, I've lost count of the amount of times I see the same cliche's peppered throughout most anime with the most insignificant changes to pretend to be original, only to further hammer home the fact that it is a massive cliche', I would like to believe that even the otaku are getting sick of it but I guess not as they seemingly keep buying shows that are basically the same as one another.
Nowadays I only sometimes may like a show when I'm actually watching it and not a moment before.