Well, at first glance this recommendation seems a little strange but it is not as farfetched as it might seems.
First of all in both anime special attention is given to the character and development, based on the personal life stories.
"Netojuu no Susume" does appear a little more Ladylike due to a female main character and involving a lot of emotions. However, in both anime the game play is not focused, but on the other hand the characterization based on interaction and the ongoing plot is done pretty well, without being too predictable.
To me these shows appear like representing two sides of the same coin. Both take look at the benefits and disadvantages of online games, on the one hand a pro-player who starts struggling his way back to the top and on the other hand a woman trying to re-discover the feeling for the beauty of life.
I enjoyed both shows.