I get why you would say Death Note's ending was bad, I know many people who would agree with you. Yeah it was pretty lame that it was N who got Kira, and that he was fooled by the ol' switch-a-roo, but imo Kira's reaction to getting caught was just too epic for me to consider the ending bad, especially in the case of the original Japanese audio. Seriously god bless Mamoru Miyano.
On your opinion on FMA however... No offense but I think it's completely ridiculous. First off what do you mean by "blanket storytelling"? Also I know plenty of males who love FMA, more males than females actually