I was test driving the neat “Google RelatedLinks” box at the bottom of this page, and saw this article about Gundam Wing past being its prime. It strangly echoes what I briefly thought about recently, that SEED is so much a better as a story than Wing was. Of course, being a more recent series, you have better animations and stuff in SEED, but my memory of Wing is mostly people switching sides all the time – often for no good reasons – just for the sake of the plot. That’s not to say SEED’s characters don’t do that, and SEED Destiny’s “sides” are even more blurred, but at least we have a smaller set of core characters that have believable motivations, and the story flows better. I mainly remember Wing by its final Endless Waltz OVA, which has very cool designs and a simple story.