I can't do the pony thing man. Nothing against you. I have strange taste in anime as well. In fact were all specific is all. I watched lucky star, that seemed godly at first but all the anime and gaming jokes hit home, so that was enjoyable.
Anyhow this guild episode... I may have to look that up to see the hubbub.
Gundam wing and the original mobile suit gundam is by far my favorite. Ghost in the shell was so gangster for a cyberPunk anime. Totally up my alley. I got all the movies on a file :P