I've been an anime otaku for at least 10 years. I've seen so many different types of anime that nearly nothing surprises me anymore. While the technical qualities of anime have been skyrocketing, the epicness of animes have been on the decline. At least, that's what it feels like to me.
I remember back in the days of Rurouni Kenshin, Full Metal Alchemist, Fushigi Yuugi, etc. It felt like I was surrounded by anime with storylines that were so epic I was completely wowed by them. It wasn't hard to find an anime that had a storyline that would utterly blow me away (like One Piece).
Recently though (in the past 2-3 years), it feels like I'm trying to find a needle in a haystack. There's has been an explosion of ecchi, and harem genred animes with cheap fanservice and even cheaper storylines. Sure, occasionally a gem (like Ouran, Nodame or Code Geass) will show up. But even with these, they don't have quite the same 'epicness' as animes like RK or FMA.
The sad thing is that there are so many GOOD mangas that could be made into an anime adaptation... Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing a few become anime (a personal favourite would be Wolf Guy Ookami :D)