It occurred to me yesterday that I really need to cut down on my intake of crappy cliched 'battle' anime. When you start thinking in bad anime cliches (such as the topic, and 'this guy is not bad! I must start to play seriously!' and 'this battle starts now!') in the middle of a game of pick up tennis, things have probably gone too far.
But I've still got a couple of seasons of Initial D to watch. Sigh.