It was great but I got the feeling they said "You know what, Instead of making a solid ending, lets just make it as ambiguous as an acid trip" when it came to the last 2 episodes and the movie. Really pissed me off.
You completly missed the point and why does it have to spelt out for you.
To me the whole thing is a personification of emotions, doubts and dreams of a teenager. His thoughts of females, a mother, a lover, simply a person. Excepting who he is and how tough things are -it wasn't supposed to be taken so literal with actual robots fighting each other, it all stood for something. It was a visual representation of things like guilt, pressure, jealousy, beleifs, sexual desires etc etc thats what the whole series was, a growing boy turning feelings into a visual story. The ending was him coming to terms with his own destiny and how things are in life and he needs to accept it to be able to get through life.
Even the guy who made it was clinically depressed and stated that was his idea, the fact it went over so many people's baffled him. Hence the film was made to give people some form of actual closure and to of course apeese the death threats sent to him.
Thinking for yourself is overrated, even if the series means something different to you thats perfect but at least you thought about it.
How do you depict an emotion that can't be drawn? like love for example, pink hearts isnt an emotion the actual feeling of love is most likely impossible to draw but you have to try, hence why the episodes you think are acid trips are trying to show an emotion/sense that can't be seen or is impossible to represent through a medium such as animation. Thats why things seem so trippy it was the creators way of trying to show "acceptance" and to each different person in the world, drawing acceptance or interpreting it is different.
Neon Genesis - each person understands it in a different way.