Oh yeah, dont get me wrong. Its not a bad series, its just that I think a lot of people give it more credit then it deserves. 90% of my questions were unanswered the first time I watched it through and at least 70% were still unanswered the 10th time I watched it. Most of those questions are in regard to the angels, the political intregue and a few other elements.
Personally if I were rating NGE in a 1 out of 5 type setting it would be a 3 because while the animation is good, the voice actings good, and the plot is confusing but obviously deep, I find myself asking a lot of questions that just dont get answered and I dont like that with my anime. For me, I like to have everything answered by the final episode, 1 reason why I hate Big O and other such anime's that just leave me hanging