Yeah, the fight scenes are really nonsensical, which is a shame. But as you said, the manga artwork and anime OST is pretty good. :D
Just in how fast he can draw, Mashima is a pretty great mangaka. Shame the animation is so terrible in most of the anime.
I'm glad I didn't as well. Although this stuff does frustrate me to becoming depressed for an hour and not being on PC at all once in a while. Nothing good comes out of being too cynical though.
Ooh, I see. I'm glad you didn't say anything there.
As for FT, I was certainly harsh on it, yeah. :c I actually loved FT for some time, tbqh. But then it occurred to me that most stuff wasn't really making sense and natsu mostly wins his fights with 'power of feelings' so I kinda..felt a little disappointed. I left it after reading the exceed and the whole other world arc thingy. Just started reading it in october again just to catch up (and ogle at the boobies). I only read it weekly now just to see what the mangaka will come up with next. I do believe he could've spun a really awesome tale with what he had but..anyway, there are two things I still like about it very much - music (the anime) and art (manga). His art style is pretty darn awesome. <3;