MORE IMAGE MACROS, ANON! MORE! I can just feel the ice burn from miles away.
Try to explain the following things without resorting to stock arguments, image macros or catchphrases:
-Smith was a one-dimensional, ass-pulled character who only served as a plot device to further develop Noriko's pathetic character in the most moronic and nonsensical way possible.
-Noriko fell hear over heels for Smith in about 3 minutes worth of screen time even though they never went through any truly meaningful interaction.
-Noriko becoming a GAR badass after going through a scarring emotional trauma was stupid even by super robot anime standards.
-Anno pretty much implied that "anyone, even a normal 17 year old schoolgirl, can become Humanity's savior... as long as enough unfair nepotism... I mean EFFORT AND GUTS is involved"