When was the last time a TV show you watched concluded abruptly with the entirety of the planet turned into orange Hi-C soup? Even though the conclusion of the original Evangelion was awash with bizarre nonsensical religious psuedo-imagery and inexplicably strange teenage murder scenes, it still was a better ending than Dexter.
Also there's that weird scene where Shinji [fill in the sentence with LITERALLY ANYTHING and it'll accurately describe Evangelion.]
It's too bad that the very first episode was such a tease. An anime opening with sweet giant robots fighting some alien running amok through the the Matchbox City somehow concluded with Shinji playing some cello jam, later being congratulated by his frenemies standing in a field.