We have a Sword Art Online discussion thread. Don't forget to check the forums for the anime series.
It's good to see another fan. I love the series. It's one of the top 3 anime series this summer along with Humanity Has Declined and Binbogami Ga.
What I don't like about the series is that it feels rushed with the romance and senseless death. One of the characters that impacted Kirito's lone wolf persona didn't leave me much sympathy. Sometimes, there's odd fan service and typical cliche reactions that puts me off.
May I ask you to move this thread to Sword Art Online? Thank you.
Though, the fan service in Silica's episode was amusing.
It depends on what you mean by "a while". For me it's far from being the best in a while because "a while" would include Steins;Gate, Katanagatari, Panty & Stocking, Usagi Drop, New Lupin III, and a ton of other really good shows.
It's a good show though. I've only seen up to episode 8 but the animation was consistently high quality and the stories were entertaining.