I'm being serious here, why exactly does /a/ dislike SAO so much? Is it because it jumped ship with the Alfheim online arc?
Because shit writing.
>why did you do all this?
>limited resources in a mmo
>every girl is defined by how much they want kirito's dick
>power of love winning
>the entire 2nd half
You filthy BEATER
It's because the anime was a pretty bad adaptation of an alright light novel. It left out most of the characterization which made half of the things happening onscreen seem like an ass-pull. The "romance" with Lisbeth is a perfect example since in the anime, it looked like it came out of nowhere. The novel was somewhat better about that due to access to her inner thoughts.
>If you die in the game, you die in real life!!!1!
>Comes back through willpower
My guess is it's their guilty pleasure. Though it was pretty shallow, and had some major faults/plot holes.