It seems a lot of the shounen shows do really well, the author catches on, and makes their shit too fucking long. I hate when plot threads keep getting introduced and then tangling up, only to [barely] be resolved later. I hear Naruto is only getting more and more retarded as it goes on. Bleach, sort of, knew when it quit.
I thought the first bit of Inu-Yasha was almost masterful. Then it got really dragged out. Rin-ne is getting really mixed reaction from peeps. ...with all due respect to Rumiko, for the like 30+ years she's been a comicker, you'd think she'd be slightly better at drawing; but I guess that can be chalked up to "her own personal style" just kinda looking like that... I guess.
I thought Fushigi Yuugi did a pretty good balance of action/romance, it's geared towards women for sure, but maybe the same women who would also jump ship to read a shounen magazine.