Is Sword Art Online great, or is it the worst thing ever? That's the argument that's been going on in anime fandom since 2012. Of course, it's not really an argument, since the people who love it won't be dissuaded just because others are Negative Nancys, and the people who hate it seem to invest a surprisingly large portion of their identity in hating it. There's little dialogue, just "SAO is pretty awesome" and "SAO is awful and people who like it are dumb." Who's right?