that's kind of how I felt about FMA. but then brotherhood came along to fix things up. also, hitman reborn ended in the anime a couple of arcs before the manga which was annoying, but still good while it lasted.
@BrandonHenderso tbh I prefer reading the manga first when I can. Because then I get the actual story as it was intended, then I can see the anime cover it in fluid motion. the fights and stuff are suaully cooler in the anime, but the manga always tells the story better.