yeah, they really fucked with it too much. it started out pretty cool, lots of action, intriguing plot, etc. then they had to go and dump a bucket or two of mindfuck on the plot.
really, i think one of the last episodes i saw was with the mind control angel that fucked with everyone. and one where shinji was in some dark place and saw the blue haired chick fucking some guy. or something.
Here lies a toppled god —
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and a tall one.