I haven't seen Ro Kyu Bu so can't comment on it. You haven't seen Slam Dunk so you can't really make that statement. Maybe add a 'according to what I've seen as of yet' in there? But whatever makes you happy. :p
And pssh, Kuroko's art style is pretty decent. I really like how they do the eyes, tbh. And yeah Phillip, if you love Kuroko due to the adrenaline pumping action, you'll probably like Slam Dunk too. Slam Dunk is a lot more funny, I might add!
The more I watch, the more apparent it becomes to me how much the show is about Araragi's adolescence and confused sexuality. No matter how grotesque and chocking his thoughts and actions may seem to viewers, they are the reality of the mind of a boy his age. It's not fan service for the sake of fan service; it's there because it's a portrayal of Araragi's mind. During the entire series you see the world from his point of view. How he sees things, and how he feels about them.
...Also, as a seventeen year old boy, it all appeals to me. :3c
Yeah, seriously though, if that's what you have to tell yourself to feel better about enjoying it then please go ahead. I am a fan of the series despite it being one of the most obvious examples of otaku bait in existence.
Nisio sure is a pro at giving people what they want. He even manages to trick some into thinking his work is deep. Bravo.
Of all the popular light novelists I've read he is one of the better ones though, as well as spoon feeding the otaku tits and little sisters he can sometimes show some flair in his writing. Without that he'd just have another Infinite Stratos or Sword Art Online on his hands.
Whateves SAO turned out to be very polarizing. It's a love it or hate it series, so whatever floats your boat, etc.
On the other hand, took a few days but I finally finished Toradora!, good stuff. Should have run away and got married instead of doing "the responsible" thing. On to MM! and whatever quirks it entails.