I didn't feel at the time that he had been pressed into serving the EA rather than coerced, but I think I'll try watching it again. The crew of the Archangel weren't par for the course among the EA, it seemed. I'm still surprised the EA didn't fire on every ZAFT colony considering their Coordinator bias.
Can I assume you watched Code Geass? Were you as upset about Suzaku as I was? What gets me was everyone who watched it sided with Lelouch v. Schneizel, yet happily rooted for Celestial Being when the original plan was Damocles-light.
Just the first five episodes. Kira was so emotionally fickle that I couldn't stand watching him anymore. I've heard he got somewhat better, but I also heard that he slept with Flay, so he can't have got much better and became a masochist to boot. I've seen some of the art though; how exactly does he go from Orb > Earth Alliance > Orb > ZAFT?
Other than that, the others aren't on Netflix or Hulu, I don't want to pay for the DVDs, but I don't want to download licensed works. A friend from college watched Gundam Wing and said it was good, but a lot like 00.
It wasn't too vocal for me, since I repped you until I couldn't anymore! It's hard being one voice in a cacophony. And I do apologize for bring up old topics. I've been rewatching it for nostalgia, as it was my first anime, and was perusing the old threads for lolz, and I felt compelled to let you know you weren't the only voice of reason; without deus ex machina flying around, working within the system to affect change is the only way (which is why I like S1 Suzaku and abhor what he became), even if supermechs are fun to watch.
Can't rep you anymore right now, but I've been looking back at the Gundam 00 threads, and some things you said were absolutely right. In the end CB were terrorists, trying to enforce their demands on an imperfect but stable world. Might doesn't make make right, the ends don't necessarily justify the means. That's why I never liked Code Geass either. Anyway, thanks!