News flash, history rewriters: Gundam SEED was never good. Stop saying that Gundam SEED Destiny wasn't up to par with the original. I've seen both, and Destiny is only marginally worse.
The series began as copypasta of the original Gundam series, with it's own Newtypes, White Base, Amuro Ray, Bright Noa (split into two character), Char, Side 7, and Earth Federation. Then we move into Zeta copypasta with it's take on the drop operation on Jaburo, then back to 0079 copypasta with the execution of a Giren Zabi.
Anime I'd Like To See Licensed for Region 1 DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray:
One of my favorite scenes from Zeta Gundam.
So School Days is one of those anime that you watch and you think to yourself, "Haven't I seen this shit before?". And then you get to the end of the first episode and you're still thinking the same thing. You know, first impressions usually mean a lot, but when first impressions are usually ....less than stellar and that seems to be the norm for first episodes, you gotta keep with it. Usually, to get the best experience you watch the series as a whole (Usually at least if it's 12 episodes, you can trek on).
So I've been into anime for quite a long time. You know, I'm that guy who was into Sailor Moon back in the day because that's all there was besides the Sci-Fi channel stuff. (Oh Man, do you remember Roujin-Z? Gall Force?