I tried VOTOMS at your suggestion a few months ago, didn't make it past the first 5 or so episodes. Granted, I don't like those other two shows on the other end of the spectrum either. I'm definitely not the mecha type. I know cliches like girl-in-a-box and plot-armored protagonist and Mad Max urban decay planet weren't quite cliches by then, but it doesn't mean they won't annoy me.
Started LotGH at the same time and it held my interest much more.