very unique in that they use non-linear story telling (whether you like this or not is anyone's guess, but it's undeniably interesting as a concept)
Yeah pretty much like Haruhi. Although I hear that the full version of Haruhi (that includes the new 2009 eps) puts them back into chronological order.
I didn't get confused by Haruhi. I just thought it was shit.
I thought it was allright. Nothing spectacular, but a reasonably entertaining slice-of-life school comedy.
I would have probably dropped Haruhi had I watched it now. As it was, it was my first contact with anime school slice-of-life-ish stuff so I still could find a modicum of originality in it. Said originality being fully crapped upon by how little it did of its own initial conceit (namely, Haruhi's omnipotence and all that follows), which is what disappointed me into never picking up Season 2 despite all praise that I heard being heaped upon the follow-up movie.