After the first two episodes, I was personally quite intrigued by the anime. The art was neat and crisp, the characters had their unique quirks, the school system was progressively explained. I also followed up by reading the manga, which I felt was less up to par and more confusing. Perhaps I will try out the light novels when I'm free too, if the anime continues to prove exciting. But judging by the comments above, I'm a bit apprehensive.