No, people know about it. Its just a lot of people don't know aboutit because a lot of people on /a/ didn't start watching Anime until 1) Love Hina 2) Haruhi 3) Last Year.
But many of those people don't even know of good shows from before 2000, let alone Tylor. That doesn't mean those of us who were watching shows before then didn't see it. Like me.>>12264044
How long was it? I can name a 75 episode series that didn't have a single filler episode. And stayed completely true to its Manga adaptation.