I can pretty much guarantee you Wing won't stack up to SEED or Code Geass. Heck, as much as I like those shows, they probably wouldn't hold up well under scrutiny. I don't like analyze the shows I watch, I just sit back and enjoy, so when Gundam Wing has lots of problems that are obvious even to me, I think it's safe to say that it's not that great.
I mean, I still enjoy Gundam Wing - I've rewatched it twice in the last 12 months - but it lacks character development, most of the characters are either stupid or insane (despite glorifying them), the fights are mostly boring and lacking intensity, it lacks pretty much any attention to detail...really, I found very little to praise. It has it's moments of brilliance, but they're kinda rare. It does have a great soundtrack, though, and I love the mecha designs; Duo is still a fun character, despite nearly as crazy as everyone else, and I still love that scene where Heero blows up his Gundam, even though I still think he had plenty of other options.
It's not all bad, but if you're like me and remember it as being this really awesome show, you'd be in for a pretty rude awakening. I'm just hoping to knock down your expectations a good couple of notchs so if you ever do watch it again (it's all available for free, legal streaming on Crunchyroll right now, btw), so you won't be nearly as disappointed and bitter about it as I've seen a lot of people be.
I watched episode 21 of Hyouka today and there's a scene where they go to an arcade and play Virtual On. It made me so friggin happy, 'cause Virtual On is probably my favorite arcade game ever but it never seems to get any love (it's practically unheard of here, but I don't think it was especially successful in Japan either...).
<3 I'm happy to hear that, too. Virtual On is fun, but despite what SEGA tries, it never really does that well as far as I know.