I found this site randomly whilst procrastinating. Check out the anime and follow the link above to an anime gallery. Admitedly, at times it can be borderline pornographic, but at least they do it gracefully.
Now, ok the site above, its a teenagers site, fair enough. I understand your criticism… but its refreshing. Being surrounded by people who uphold such serious principle; hard work, dedication, sacrafices, power, success, intelligence, achievement… and who can be prone to not seeing the lighter side of life at times, it was refreshing.
So is Anime. I guess it proves a rather post-modern point that the world is meant to beautiful. Get some Anime in your life.