I've watched all of the episodes up to and including volume 5 of the American release (I think that's up to episode 22... I think), and I must say that the visuals never cease to amaze me. The music is also consistently top-notch.
The storyline though, well, I just fell like there is not a lot that has been explained, even after 22 episodes. There are just gaping holes in the plot. Also, another thing that annoys me is at times I feel like I missed something big, like they skipped over a scene or two.
I don't know, maybe I'm just a baka, and I don't see it, but without giving anything away: there is certain terminology/names of people or countries used in the show that is either used several times to mean different things, or never explained at all, which leaves me asking, "what the heck was that all about?"
Is anybody else feeling the same way?