I love anime and manga, I watch and read almost every genre. Still got some preferences, though... ;)
In 2010 I started to watch anime and read manga intensively, but I've been interested in it for a long time. I think it's a shame I didn't start sooner, but I'm happy that I started anyway.
One of the reasons behind me starting at such old age, is that our national tv stations don't broadcast that many anime. Something I can't understand because the (few) shows that they showed were pretty popular.