DMC1 was way better if you ask me. DMC3 was just a anime-ish ripoff.
Again anime used in such broad and derogatory sense. You do understand that anime also has incredible story telling in many series?
Geass, CLANNAD, most recently SA:O
Oh dear jesus, Clannad ;_;
It's the official testing tool to see if someone is a sociopath. If they don't cry at least once...BOOM, sociopath --- This is a "boss" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmIldyRCOkA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Only thing that really stood out in past few years for me was Steins Gate and Katanagatari.
Psycho Pass at the moment has potential.
I'm more fan of stuff like Monster, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (in extension even more so to the Umineko visual novel). --- Beatings will continue until morale improves!