i just recently started watching anime (again). i use to watch Dragon Ball Z, and pokemon as a kid but never really thought of it as anime. I happened to watch Neon Genesis Evangelion in Japanese some time and that's what sparked it off for me.
i mainly watch dubbed anime for two reasons.
1. im lazy
2. i feel if im reading the sub i can't really watch whats going on.
Don't get me wrong, im not a sub hater. i even think that if your reading the subs you understand the lines better. But cbf reading.
i hate anime that drags on forever. Drangon Ball Z was good but i'll never watch an anime were they stand and look at each for 20 min and fight for 5 mins. i just don't have the time. also HATE bad endings, referring to Air. worst ending i've ever seen. its a shame because i liked most of it. A good anime also lets me feel what the character is feeling. i love anime that has meaning, a point to it. Once i start watching a anime i usually see it through