Just because it was ignored, I figured no one liked it (for the record, I figured no one liked Deep Space Nine, either, especially since the only time I did hear about it was when people made jokes about it). I personally hated it almost as much as the second Saga, but I can't remember why, haven't seen it since I was little. Robotech ended with the Macross Saga in my eyes. Speaking of which, I bought the complete Macross Saga in Wal-mart of all places for 10 bucks. It's still as good as I remember, which is saying a LOT. =)
Now I'm watching GaoGaiGar, with Gaiking on the side. GaoGaiGar continues to impress at every turn, and now they're in space, so it's bound to get even more epic. They just introduced a Space Battleship-class Transformer, for instance. I'm looking forward to watching more. The only downide of this show is that there's been so much to take in the past couple of episodes that I can only watch two episodes at a time.
Gaiking really impressed me when I first started watching it, but that was before I saw a lot of really good Super Robot shows. Now it's kinda boring in comparison, at least the action scenes have so far. It still does a lot of nice things, like having a more fleshed-out world and characters than you usually see in these kinds of shows. These last couple of episodes have put a lot of focus on the side characters, for instance, giving them a chance to shine. You don't see that too often. The badguys also seem generally respectable without being overly likable, such as the Knights who pilot the Giants. The fight scenes in these episodes have been really boring, though. I hope they get better soon. The ones in the first 6 eps I remember being pretty good, but then again, the main character has been established as being vulnerable, and still in a learning period, so that kinda takes away some of the impact. I accidently caught some of a later episode and saw that it gets better, so I guess I should press on.
EDIT: they just killed off the only bad guy in Gaiking that I didn't really like. There's hope for this show yet! Oh, and I finally got the card guessing game at the end of the show wrong, after an 8 episode winning streak.