Hey, you're certainly entitled to your opinion. I can relate to your point of view, however, because for the longest time anime just didn't appeal to me, however much my friends tried to turn my head. I just wasn't interested in sitting through some in order to find out if I liked it or not. I'd seen a few things, and that was plenty as far as I was concerned. Then one day I just happened to have the grudgingly open enough mindset to ingest yet another of my friend's attempts and I was hooked. It's the same with music for me. I don't like to be turned on to things, frankly. I like to have my own reason for enjoying something. At any rate, I've found anime to be a very expressive medium that seems to be unfettered in many respects compared to american stuff in general. I'm not hating on america, I've just found a fondness for japanese culture, especially anime. The range of emotion, the care given to fleshing out characters and the depth of storytelling blows away anything else I can think of, save really well-written fiction by say...Robert Jordan, Frank Herbert, Stephen King or William Gibson.
Another thing: oftentimes in anime you'll have voice-over of the character's internal thoughts. I think that would work really well with RJs writing. Granted, it would be a massive undertaking and I really don't ever expect it to happen, but I will continue to dream of The Eye of The World made into roughly 26 episodes of goodness!
Just my 2 cents. I was hoping for a little shared nerd love here. I certainly didn't intend to start a flame war over it. Sorry if i offended anybody.