I've never seen 'Big Brother', 'Pop Idol', 'Survivor' or any other form of 'reality TV' to know it's CRAP. On that same basis, I don't need to watch GL to know it's CRAP (because I've seen pics here, and the ugliness of the characters, as well as the faggotry of the GLfags on /a/ were enough to tell me GL is CRAP).
Heroic Age, on the other hand, NO hype & faggotry. ATTRACTIVE character designs. Credible ship/mech designs. Intelligent plot. Action I could easily follow (and not done by someone on every drug known to humanity, for the pre-teen market with ADHD).
And that's the difference.