Since Netflix was already primed (in fact, I saved ISOs for later), I finished Marimite despite it being pretty clear not to be a show for me. I did skip quite a bit though.
Overall, it was a bad experience. The art was nasty throughout; while not a deciding factor, it was an additional annoyance. The music was equally nasty. The main mentor/mentee pair got their act together by the end, but only just. The show dips into yuri heavily in ep.10 (with secondary characters, fortunately). The oppressive feel is often similar to that of Kiminozo. The creators decided to let go of it for the ending, but it was not enough to turn the whole series around.
Rewatch: God, no.