@ AEF: I thought it was 14 days to a month? And can somebody please remind me where the "14 days" part comes from?
You may want to look at this thread
if you haven't yet.
NAW-kun, you flatter me.
Anyway.... *ahem* I don't think I need to give my thoughts on this topic yet again. ;) Essentially, MD-sama's viewpoint, but going one step further(?) and thinking EoTV is for the most part what's mentally going on with the characters while EoE is the (meta)physical state they're in. I really don't see anything wrong with this particular viewpoint, and do think it can
work considering how trippy 25/26 as a whole is (One example: Though I mentioned this somewhere before, there's the possibility of the Ritsuko/Misato "Instrumentality is bad but you've been wanting this too, mmkay?" argument simply being a part of Instrumentality or some previously unseen discussion in Reality between the two).
With either ending sucking: I like both equally as well as think one ending can't be understood without the other. But, some people are going to like EoTV better, others prefer EoE, and still others don't like either ending which is okay. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion after all.