Pretty much the equivalent of this one
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/artic les/view/comics/critical-miss/9846-Ne on-Genesis-Evangelion
and yeah - I totally have to agree with both. I fucking hate Shinji - though there#s a whole crapload of characters in animes that seem to behave that way (Nabari no Ou anyone?).
But seriously - what's wrong with living under the roof with...a random number of hot chicks >2 in exchange fpor food, a roof to live under and fighting with a giant robot? Sure - you experience the painb of getting your arm pulled of when the arm of the robot gets pulled of. here's two hints fucking idiot: pain supressants and martial arts. Not to mention your original arm is still there.
Sounds a better deal then any army job that actually puts yourself into the line of fire.