Add my to the grumpy old men crowd who says "back in my day anime was better".
I got into anime because of stuff like Ninja Scroll, Akira, Genocyber, etc and since then I've drudged through seemingly countless anime that is just plain weak by comparison.
There's just so much anime out there it's hard to dig through it all to find any good stuff. It's just too overwhelming.
So there might be quality anime out there but there's just too much trash to dig through to find it. They need a suggestion device where you enter your favorite anime from the past and they give you a top ten list geared toward your taste.
So somebody build that please.