Cliches are present in every form of fiction. And overgeneralizing an entire medium is kind of dumb. Most anime DOES suck however, jsut like most american tv and movies suck too. But just like with those there are some very good shows among the filfth. I am also baffled by americans seeming distaste for subtitles, I grew up with subtitled movies. On the subject of Studio Gihbli, if their whole infrastructure falls apart with the permanent departure of a single director, maybe it was a good thing they finally closed down, they are a good studio that makes good movies (for the most part, the yalso have their flops and duds) but they get way too much exposure while bein the most self reiterative and stuck on their ways studio in japan, ala Walt Disney. Maybe with their dissolution other studios might get some much needed Spotlight. Reccomended watches: Series: Death note, Attack on Titan, Trigun, FMA Brotherhood, Cowboy Bebop, Paranoia Agent and Serial Experiments Lain. Movies: Mind Game, Tekkonkinkreet, Short Peace, Red Line, Steamboy, The Girl Who lept through time, Summer Wars and Memories.