I agree - that's why I'm very seldom hooked on German writers and why my view is different (leading to heated discussions then) ; my "training" was in English youth books - tending to the UK/US side. Later on - a natural switch - to the adult fantasy section.Give us 10 more yrs, then the last "educational" librarian dinosaur has gone, and fantasy will be a genre, just like any other - even in literature critics eyes.
Kiya