Again. I'm a fan of Slice of Life. I really love 'em and LS had plenty of potential. It's an original idea, or atleast as original as high school slice of life can get without having a male cast, and a good source for humour. The cast isn't bad and it even had potential for some nice dramatic moments.
Kyoani simply messed it up. SHAFT would probably have been a better choice. SZS showed they could do references and Hidamari show they can do slice of life.
KyoAni just isn't suited for 4koma adaptation.
It didn't help that they let the success of Haruhi go to their head.