Okay, I've watched 6 Episodes of this now, and I can safely say it's fucking garbage. I don't know why Cred Forums raves about it so much, or why we have so many threads on it (or more specifically about the waifus), because it's trash, that EXPLAINS NOTHING!
The whole show so far is following a generic, beta MC with literally nothing about him that's interesting or likeable. The plot is complete garbage, we've got entire episodes dedicated to his feelings, waffling about piloting the giant robots.
The show keeps telling us he's special, but never tells us why, or even why we're using kid to pilot the robots in the first place. It just keeps throwing in lazy action scenes and monster of the week garbage, without explaining the plot.
The world is completely fucked up, but we're told this bare bones explanation as to why and that's it.
There's a shadowy council of totally not evil dudes and we know fucking nothing about them, we've barely even seen them.
Aside from the MC and the female lead, fucking NONE of the characters have had anything resembling an arc or any development. They're all just completely one note while the story keeps focusing on MC-kun and his goddamn feelings again.
It keeps dropping all these retarded forshadowing hints because it wants to pretend to be soo deep, but nothing is ever done with any of them.
And don't tell me it's fine because it's 2 cour, you don't get 25% through your series and expect your viewers to stay just for the sake of it, because "It'll be explained later :^)". That's bullshit.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is garbage.