All the melodrama, faggotry, plot twists, cheesy school drama bits etc etc are all forgiven the instant that Lelouch says "all the conditions have been cleared", and by the time he's gotten to laughing maniacally whilst reclining in his knightmare, observing with satisfaction the catastrophe of his own design, i'm willing to put up with a whole lot more of it just to see it happen again.
I'm just worried R2 will turn out bad, kinda like how Higurashi Kai was just scooby doo. The first series was all about the plans, the empire, the tragedy of the situation, the needless conflict between friends with the same goal, the mechs were clunky, and at least appeared practical.
But R2, while it has it's awesome moments, has me worried. With Rolo's brotherly love, and the introduction of the Kights of the Round, (Knights of the Round what?) with thier crazy transforming super mechs and the FLOATO SYSTEM and the counter FOLOTO SYSIEM etc etc, i'm worried it will turn into just Gay Gundam.