I can't honestly say I'm invested much in the lineup. Space Dandy has entertained me so far and it's the only one of the premiere shows I make it a habit to watch. I enjoy One Piece, but I've seen these episodes/read the manga enough times that I don't have much interest in watching it most of the time. I loathe Bleach, dislike Naruto Shippuden, and am meh on Soul Eater. I think Sword Art Online is terrible, and have only been watching it on the block since Fairy Dance started to live-tweet/see people's reactions to the increasing awfulness of it. The later-hour shows I think are alright for the most part. I don't care for Naruto or InuYasha but I get why they are airing them. I find IGPX rather dull but it was a nice treat to it's fans bringing it back. I do think the rest of the stuff is great, and even though they are reruns that I don't really have the urge to stay up and see. I do like sitting through the occasional episode when I'm staying up late anyway.
But as to whether I'm disappointed in Toonami...I might be, but at the same time, I think they are doing a good job. That might sound contradictory, but I get most of these programming decisions. There is no good reason for them to ditch Bleach when it still has premieres and performs well in the ratings. I was mad when the brought Naruto back to the block, but it was also a common sense move that I knew would help out the block ratings-wise, which it did. Soul Eater is a popular series that they could run for a year, One Piece...well that I actually wanted back, but it's also popular (enough) and they can probably keep it going for 15 years if they last that long, and Sword Art, while I hate it, was THE most popular/talked about anime of 2012 and one of their most-requested shows, so in that light it made sense that they picked it up. I can't really fault them for giving the general majority of it's viewers what they want to see, even if I'm not a part of that majority.
The only decision of theirs I really hated was GXP, which is a terrible show that only got picked up because it must have been cheap and it had the Tenchi name to allure nostalgics. Otherwise, while I haven't cared for most of the pick-ups so far, I think that they've done a great job creating a balanced schedule with a variety of shows throughout. I can't say I agree with the people who say Toonami has decayed or anything, because this is probably the strongest it has been for a long time in terms of popularity/ratings/effort/being cared about by the network. So oddly enough, I happy with Toonami while still being disappointed; happy that it's doing so well while disappointed that I don't like most of what they have to offer me. I like Toonami. I don't like their shows.
At the same time, I don't recall a single Toonami line-up where I liked EVERY show they aired. Looking back even at lineups in the so-called glory days of the block, I don't think I could sit through many of them today. Some shows I'd watch, some shows I wouldn't. In that way Toonami hasn't changed much. It gives you a selection of shows, you watch the ones you want to watch. It offers people a leisurely way to check out shows and keep up with the ones they like. At this point, with the block doing well, there is no reason for anyone to sit through the shows they don't want to watch anymore, and I don't much too complain about either.
Here's a challenge. Someone give me a Toonami lineup from the past that was absolutely perfect for everybody ever. I'd be surprised if it existed, and I doubt it'll ever exist now.
Anyway, the push for "adult" action with Black Lagoon is an interesting development. I don't give a damn about a so-called "mature" Toonami, but I do care about a variety of good shows airing on the block and seinin action series are a part of that. I'd hope Black Lagoon is a good sign for more "adult" action pick-ups in the future, like Psycho-Pass. That'd be great. As for other shows, Attack on Titan, while I don't really care about it, is a no-brainer pick up and I'd raise an eyebrow if they don't air it before the end of the year, and I'd hope that Kill la Kill and Magi make it on there this year as well. Otherwise, I'll just hope they pick up more shows that interest me, which is all I really ever wanted from the block anyways.
Aspiring Animator. A Toonami Faithful since January 2005, and proud fan of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo since October 2005. Wig Out. Stay Gold.