I'm only about 12 episodes or so in, just saw a flash of sloth as they mentioned him. I watched FMA the 2003 anime, and I really like the show's pacing but the ending just ruined it for me. I dunno, I'm not a huge anime fan aside from DBZ (but what young man doesnt like DBZ?) and Naruto, but my fiance liked it and I'm watching it with her. I will say, the pacing for FMA was excellent, it felt like they could get through material quickly yet still tell a story. Unlike DBZ or Naruto that have seasons filled with filler... Brotherhood though has been a little too fast paced so far, I think if I hadnt watched FMA it would not be very compelling to watch. I'm hoping it slows down when it gets to the newer content.
All that aside, when were we going to trade? I'm very forgetful :P