You mean they bothered with oh, I dunno, characters, plot, backstory. Pretty as the films are they feel like book readings to me, but each to their own.
2nd gig is excellent but it's not TEH BEST! I'm not sure I know what the best is, it depends on my mood. Give it a month for the novelty to sink in and you won't be sure either.
When I want a cute timefiller with sporadic Fight Club references, nationalistic outbursts and veiled denouncement of US-Japan relations it's Kamichu!, when I want a slice-of-life anime I can actually relate to my own experiences it's Genshiken...