@Kolox- Couldn't agree more. Season 1 planted the seeds for about twice the plot that was actually covered in season 2. It's sad that TBS decided to move up it's time slot and start date of the second season. I feel like we missed out on a great thing due to these needless changes.
I still haven't watched the Gundams yet. I started watching 8th team, but it was getting too tedious so I'll probably switch to the movies.