I like hyouka even though it's not my cup of tea as far as well.....kyo-ani.
Visually impressive with a good amount of Dev. I've just never been into romance anime, so this is probably one of my top 1-3.
I've always felt romance anime are really hard to judge when they are good.
On one hand stuff like Hyouka is very good. On the other I much prefer short romance movies as I feel they are more gripping.
I profoundly like The girl who lept through time and Voices of a distant star more, but really, as far as an anime season goes Hyouka definitely tops the mainstream stuff like Toradora or god forbid shit like Nisekoi.
Eh, that's just my taste. I hardly watch romance anime and the stuff I read that's romantic is either perverted like Nana to Kaoru/ Boku Girl, or it's webcomics like "dear only you don't know" that hardly go anywhere.
Anime wise I almost never watch them each season. I'm not talking about stuff with romance, i'm talking about romance is the main genre.