Macross is the animu equivalent of a Japanese RPG. If you've played one Japanese RPG you've seen them all.
I'll sum it up in a few lines:
1.A head-strong main character dreams of being free from his [insert x life].
2.The main character becomes pilot.
3.Main character meets a pop idol.
4.Main character gets stuck in a love triangle with said idol.
5.Main character saves the universe (once again) with the help of j-pop.
Gundam is almost as bad. I could make a Gundam blueprint too, but it would probably take 12 lines instead of 5.