Asmodai wrote:I always thought that the switch from SAO to ALO was a new season
That's understandable. In the light novel those were volumes 1-2 and 3-4 respectively. The first two volumes of light novels usually have finite stories, because it's at that point when publishers decide if to turn them into long running cash-cows, or if to cancel them.
Vegedus wrote:Mainly though, I didn't expect how much it would be about all the girls trying to get at the protagonists dick, and I don't care much for that stuff.
Ha! In a light novel adaptation you're unlikely to avoid that. Index/Railgun, Demon King Daimao, Infinite Stratos, Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero are all about an incredibly bland protagonist (since the reader is supposed to easily imagine himself in that role) and 4-8 girls wanting his dick.
Keep in mind that stuff is read by mostly 13-16 year old boys who would really want girls in real life to be that interested in them. Sadly, it's not just them, I don't know if you saw /a/ during the "Colour Wars" (Demon King Daimao) or the "Country Wars" (Infinite Stratos), but it's hard to put into words, hundreds of adult men arguing over which cliche girl character deserves dick. Some of it was trolling obviously, but by my judgement not that much of it. Harem is the most popular genre of light novels, the outlandish and creative settings are there only to assist escapism.
Asmodai wrote:Why is it a bad thing its based on a manga?
The focus is not on it being manga based, it's that the manga is still ongoing.
Everything you like about Attack on Titan was written by one person, Yasuko Kobayashi, once the anime staff needs to start working towards the ending and/or runs out of material, they'll have to come up with their own stuff which is very likely not going to blend well with the rest of the story before it or will feel subpar compared to what the manga author will come up with in the manga.
The one often cited exception to that rule of thumb, is the first FMA anime (the one before Brotherhood), but even on that I personally disagree, since I didn't like the stuff Bones came up with, most people liked it though.