Here's the funny thing about Eva:
When it first came out, a lot of people liked it, which invariably led to new (read: young and stupid) people jumping on the bandwagon and essentially ruining any discussion of it with DEEP interpretations that make no fucking sense.
Now, mostly in reaction to those idiots, it became popular to insult Eva and troll the hell out of the people who post idiotic shit like "OMG GENDO IS CLEARLY JUDAS" etc. However, now everything comes full circle: today's newfags now jump on the troll Eva bandwagon, and bring stupid, unfunny trolling along with them.
OP: Even if you hate all the psychology/provocative stuff, the direction in Eva is so good that it'll at least be entertaining. Past the second half, every episode has at least one scene that is just amazing.