It's funny how the anime is having the exact opposite problem of the game. The game, if you want to pick at it, took waaaay too long to set up its atmosphere and throw you into the intrigue of the story (what was it nearly an hour or more before you got control of your character?).
The anime is throwing the story at breakneck speeds and glossing over certain things that would probably leave anyone not familiar with the game in confusion. If it keeps this up it's going to have a stockpile of "I don't get it"s that eventually topple it over the fine line its dancing on.
The other complaint I have so far is how it's handling the "acceptance" moments. :-\ It's way, way too simplified.
"You like her, that's all that matters right?"
"You're friends, that's all that matters right?"
*anime viewing perspective only*
Um,...sure. We'll glaze over the fact that there were very complex issues with needs for attention, the whole like/hate duality, and town vs Junes issues and say that one line of dialog clears everything up.
Um,...okay. We'll glaze over the fact that Chie doesn't really deny or openly confess that she was using Yukiko and it's totally clear since you're her friend even though you're pretty much admitting to using her without confessing it.
Emotions in situations like that are tangled messes that one generic line can't magically solve.
The game handled these things just a little bit better by having each character come to discover these realizations for themselves I think. Here it feels awkward and forced just so they can cram in more scenes rather than drawing it out.
That all said; I still adore this show. It feels like a very nice counterpart to the game as it elaborates upon things the game didn't have a chance to. To both its harm and it's benefit this is definitely something that is not fully enjoyable without having played the game first. I still get tingles every time something major happens. The first persona summoning, the shadow fights, and now the "Change" mechanic. Personally I think this is for me what Transformers fans must've felt for the 1986 movie.
Everything, from a fan's perspective, is just so..."right". And well done. It makes me really miss having the game around.