I agree, but I also think I am only now at the point in my life where I could really appreciate it. I became interested after watching the comedy-drama Blue Blazes, in which Hideaki Anno is a character. I then watched a video where he instructed a class of elementary students, and was moved to tears by his honesty. Ultimately, I am more interested in Evangelion's creator than I am in Evangelion itself.
Tonight, End of Evangelion.