So yeah I finished durarara, while it wasn't horrioble there were a lot of things that annoyed me about it so here's what I liked and didn't like.
The good: I liked a lot of the side characters, especially Izaya, now there is a magnificent bastard for you! Sort of like what you get if you cross David Xanatose with some kid who likes to play pranks on people. And he gets away with it all with just a black eye to show for it, now there is a smooth criminal. Shizuo, Simon and Celty were pretty cool too. Hell even Kadota and his freinds were alright, this series would have been a lot better if any of the above people were the protagonists instead of those three chumps who got the lead.
I also kind of liked the point about how everyone has some crazy secret, well I'm not sure if everyone really does have a crazy secret in real life, but I do anyway so that kind of resonated with me.
Now for the bad things I didn't like.
This is the third most contrived anime series I've ever seen, almost as bad as the likes of code geass the way things just fall into place for no reason. Did they think "hey what if M Night Shymalan wrote baccano?"
And also I really didn't like the three protagonists, Anri was probably the most tolerable of the three though she didn't have much to offer. Both sides of Kidas bi-polar personality were extremely irritating, either he was acting like a cross between a playboy and pinkiy pie or he was acting like some kind of angsty emo bastard. But Ryugamine was worst of all, I don't think I can remember a more useless protagonist off the top of my head. He goes around acting like a less whiny version of Fam and furrowing his non existent eyebrows at everyone while blindly fumbling through all these dangerous situations. Damn I hate his non existent eyebrows so much!
So yeah, it wasn't horrible but it wasn't that good either, I think Baccano was definately the stronger series.