I borrowed the thread idea from the Crystal section, seeing as I'm not really a fan of Classic and well, everyone who isn't a fan of Crystal is chiming in over there (not that its a bad thing, because good points were made).
I became a fan with PGSM and then read the manga, so several things in the Classic anime disappointed me when watching. I know that both the manga and Classic were made at the same time but what bothered me was the following:
*No backstory for Beryl! She's the main villain and has such interesting ties to Metal and Endymion that I really wished she wasn't just some generic evil sorceress and that the 90s anime elaborated on her past.
*The romance between Naru/Nephrite. It just seemed abusive and not romantic to me. I don't care if you liked it or about chocolate parfaits or whatever else, so don't try to debate me on this. Thanks in advance!
*Moon and Chiba's romance seemed a hell of a lot more rushed than in the manga -and THAT'S saying something, even as a fan of the manga lol. I did like how Mamoru briefly dated Rei though? Which leads to...
* Rei Hino. I love her temperament, but she seemed less like the mysterious, elegant psychic than she was in PGSM (best version of the character btw) and more of some weird mash of Minako and manga Rei.
*Minako and Makoto don't get enough love. Seriously!
Black Moon/Doom Tree was mostly good for me except for that terrible breakup arc and because Pluto (my second fave) was paid dust.
Infinity was pretty fun, but what disappointed me there was the following:
*The super fufu isn't rainbow, and hasn't been because they were likely going by this design for S3 of Crystal.
*Haruka and Michiru acted like aloof jerks sometimes
*Pluto was paid dust. AGAIN.
*Too much Mimete and Eudial and not enough of the other witches 5.
*The uber sexualized Dämons made the show uncomfortableto watch with my nieces.
*Saturn being relegated to no flashbacks and just one appearance that season.
In general, the only things that bothered me were the girls sometimes being unsupportive of Usagi (blaming her for the breakup, like WTF) and that strange, flat faced art style thats in some of the episodes. I've never seen a show make a character seem pudgy and flat at the same time.
I don't want my opinions challenged OR anyone else. Please be respectful if you have something to say or add.
I'm interested in hearing what fans of this adaptation don't like and what people who aren't super fond of it don't like too.
I don't know why people are saying that Beryl had no backstory. It was outright stated that she was a person from Earth who fell in love with Endymion and sold her soul to Metalia to get him. While I agree it wasn't explored as much as it should have been it still was stated.
As for Naru/Nephrite I always found it hypocritical at how fans can dislike Naru/Nephrite but like Senshi/Shitennou as the relationship is basically the same dynamic.
Also I don't see the issue with how sexy the Daimons were. I don't see anything they did as being something I wouldn't mind a child viewing.
As for me the things that disappointed me was the Breakup arc, SuperS in general and how the Outers were shafted in the last twos seasons especially Sailor Saturn. I also didn't like how Sailor Pluto's really cool backstory and death was removed from R and she had that very stupid death in S.