Ok here are some guidelines on how to recognize bad amv's right off the bat.
-So you don't waste your time watching 100 amv's that are basically background music.
1. Sub-text. If it has it in ANY other part than the first 30 seconds, its fail.
2. Syncro. If you don't find any syncro with the intro, or within the first 30 seconds, its fail. No good amv maker makes them like this.
3. GFX: Almost ALL great amv's have competent gfx. This is usually in the end so its not really a time saver. If they have no hint of rendering, the actual quality is probably around average.
-Exceptions: Old anime.
4. Quality: Youtube can mess up the quality of some amv's but its usually not that bad, if you feel like your watching on megavideo, its fail.
-Exceptions: Poster has put download links.
There you go.
Now that i think about it, fuck it. Nothing besides amvnews**** is good, fuck.