Well I would also add Yotsubato! Natsume Yuujinchou and Cross Game to my favorite manga list but they only let me name 5. Shouldn't they at least let you have a top 10?
I am not going to try to list my favorite anime because I don't want to pick and choose between my favorites so I am just listing my two favorite series and my favorite movie. Also only 10 characters? This is why I don't like making top 10 lists.
And since I don't want to choose between them you can count this group of characters as my favorites as well:
As far as ratings go as you can see I don't give out 10's lightly. However I would definitely recommend all of my 9's and 8's and some of my 7's (a few series I was undecided what to rate them.)
7 and 6's are my guilty pleasures. They might also be series that have some aspects that I really liked about them but also aspects that I really disliked about them.
Anything lower than a 6 I didn't like very much at all.
I also added an 8.5 tag for series that I think are not 9's but deserve better than 8.