I finished this a while ago, but apparently I never reviewed it! Anyway, my favorite character in Steins;Gate was Hououin Kyouma, the self-proclaimed mad scientist, and I enjoyed the numerous 2chan references in his banter with the other lab members. In he first few episodes, I was annoyed because the "experimenting" with time was so half-assed and amateurish. Then, as the plot thickened and darkened and got serious, we began to learn more and more about the characters and their relationships with each other. I won't spoil the ending, but I thought it suited the story and balanced the more horrific elements with something hopeful.