I'm a gamer, podcaster, movie buff, and at times a total weeb for anime. If you look at my favorite series you can tell I'm much more into the dramatic mixed with some action and romance. It's hard for me to find series that I love and I have a soft spot for a few directors and studios. Studio Trigger being the end all be all studio and I will fight you on that one. I'm very much willing to defend series that give me good characters and less plot then I am to defend ones that give a great story but their characters are lacking empathy. Do I know there's faults in my favorites absolutely but I love them none the less. Hope you can enjoy them too.
My Podcast is This Anime a podcast dedicated to Anime past, present and future all with the exclimation of "This Anime!" The podcast gets posted every Saturday morning EDT. We've covered classics like Vampire Hunter D all the way up to current series like A Place Further than the Universe. Go have a listen if you like via the link on this profile.
My use of the MAL ratings system are as follows:
1-4 is don't watch it.
5 is I personally didn't like it but I don't discourage a viewing if you're interested.
6 is it has one or two redeeming qualities but suffers from many more negatives than positives.
7 is mediocre.
8 is content that is emotionally resonant but not necessarily exceptional to everyone.
9 is a whole hardy recommendation.
10 is why aren't you watching this RIGHT NOW! Best in class shows.