This is nothing to LOL about!
There are a lot of reasons I like Steins;Gate, loved the characters and the opening and ending were enough to make me not care about the slow pacing of the first episodes. Having said that, I like time travel, so I didn't really care about the explanations (they were much longer in the VN, anyway). And Great story.
S;G is one of my favorite animu from 2010. I would say I've come to the conclusion that 5pb makes good crap, but I haven't heard that much positive response to Chaos;Head.