well, you're half right. it's /a/'s need to be elitist that makes it hate flcl. the plot really isn't that complicated, but it is an entertaining and visually appealing show. the trick is it's popular. /a/ needs to feel it has superior tastes than conventional anime fans, so it can't like anything popular lest it be on the same level as them. so instead we get a pack of lemmings that drops any show it likes at first sign of popularity.