That's why I wasn't as angry while watching season 1.
Knowing the story already really changes my perspective though. Like, the biggest thing that's kept me from hating the show is that I didn't know what was going to happen. Now that I do, it becomes really easy to notice the other aspects of the anime, i.e. shoddy animation. Like, straight out of the last arc and the first meeting of guts and you know who after the sacrifice should have been hype, but the Guts vs Zod scene was just so... choppy. Like, has it always been that choppy? I've known since watching season 1 that it was choppy, but goddamn. Idk if it's really gotten worse or just paying attention to it magnifies its effects.
Anyway, long story short, I agree with you now. Unless you also think the movies were bad, because I'd agree with you on everything except that.