Neon Genesis Evangelion Ending Thoughts

I decided to re-watch the entire "Neon Genesis Evangelion" series again. My favorite episode is the finale episode 26 "Take Care Of Yourself." I felt that ending was brilliant and a great way to end the series. However many fans hated how this series ended. Truthfully I don't understand how anyone could really hate this ending. I felt the ending gave closure to Shinji. We finally see Shingi stepped out of his shell, and come to terms with who he is. Let's take a look at the final minutes of the series, as Shingi has just finished seeing an alternate reality of himself.

"My life is worth living here." When Shingi finally says those words, you can't help but stand up and cheer and say congratulations with the characters. The best part of this ending is the wisdom the characters tell Shingi. Things about truth and reality, really has you thinking. I think this is one of the best endings in Anime, nothing but pure character development that comes full circle. Great themes, great message and a heartwarming ending. What do you think of the ending? Did you enjoy it? Did you hate it? If you did why did you hate it? Leave a comment and voice your views.