For me, this anime has been underrated for things such as; the story line is too fast or skipped; the characters are unrealistic or too good to be true; the story lacks something; things like that has been said by other reviews...
But for me, It's the OTHER WAY AROUND
I think liking an anime depends on you. It must be that you wanted a situation to happen in the anime but it didn't... We'll it did happened to me at a certain point BUT as you watch the anime carefully, you will be able to notice its strengths too. Strengths like the anime depicts the values
of love, friendship, bravery, honor and justice.
Watching the first episode made me think THIS IS AN INTERESTING anime. Well, it really was. At the second episode or more, you would be wondering 'What happened? did i skipped some episodes?' To answer your question, you didn't. Actually it was a bit disappointment for the fast pacing but you can't do something about it.
IF YOU HAVE READ THE S.A.O. NOVEL, you can get what i am saying... (the anime just does what is describe at the novel. try to read the novel too.. It is great!) :D
Honestly, KEEP WATCHING the anime and i promise you will get to like it. I ended up watching the anime NON-STOP haha! When i finished watching the anime, I ended WANTING FOR MORE! As a result of that, i read the novel version of SAO. It was really my first time reading a full text page just from watching this anime.
IT WAS REALLY INTERESTING!
So guys, don't rely too much in other information because you will never get to know if you really like this anime or not without TRYING TO WATCH IT YOURSELF.
I hope this review will be helpful :D