Log Horizon - Kind of like SAO, though it's shorter and went in a different direction, very enjoyable.
I got fed up with SAO after initially enjoying it. I ended up watching Log Horizon and, while it's certainly not perfect, enjoyed it much more. It felt like the things I hated about SAO were being done properly, even if some parts were annoying. It probably helps that I find Shiroe much more likable and relatable than Kirito
Yeah, I think that's mostly a difference of age though, Kirito is a younger protaganist and SAO is aimed at a younger audience.
I don't know about that, I mean in SAO dude got married and even had kids and they puffyed! which NEVER happens even in some of the adult anime stuff. Like the idea might be there or whatever, but in this, you now what they're doing and stuff so I think it's geared towards a more mature audience as well.