See, that's really how it's coming across to me so far. There's all this LOL, SYMBOLISM shit going on (like OMFG DID YOU NOTICE THAT THE WAY SHE STOOD MADE IT LOOK LIKE SHE HAD WINGS?! HOW SYMBOLIC), and at the same time, the pacing and direction don't really keep me that interested. I'm not really an Evafag, but I did enjoy the series, and there was never a time when I was watching it that I got bored with the story.
I'm willing to accept that part of that might just be because I was quite a bit younger, it was my first non-Sailor Moon / Gundam Wing anime, and I was *EXPECTING* it to be awesome due to the hype, so my expectations of it being good made it better than it really was.
But yeah. I'm just... really not hooked. Everything seems to happen at such a leisurely pace, characters seem to make decisions at random (Ayato says he won't fight, but never really explains why he doesn't want to... he then decides that, okay, he will, but he still doesn't have a reason that makes much sense).
Plus the ED sucks.