I have changed my view on ratings on this site. I've read on someone's profile that a lower average means your high ratings hold more weight, because rarer.
Clearly some 7s, 8s and even some 10s felt "inequal". I thought "is this 7 worth that other 7?" I would reach "no" as an answer a lot.
So the question I ask myself when I rate is "if someone asked me about it, what would be my first reaction? Masterpiece, bad, horrible, great, good, very good" MAL's rating system in plain language. I left the comments the same though (except those who mentioned score obviously) so check them a 5 could be a fine watch even if I would't recommend it.
My own rating system has kept that "enthousiasm" since I rate a total other way.
Everything in an anime has its importance.
- Scenario + pacing (coefficient 2)
- Characters (development + loveableness) (coefficient 2)
- Character design (coefficient 1)
- Fluidity of animation (coefficient .5)
- Direction (coefficient .5)
- OP & ED (coefficient .5)
- Background music + sound effects (coefficient .5)
- Enjoyment (coefficient 2)
Here you can see what I rate, and how much I think it's important. As you can see, the story, the characters and the personal enjoyment are what matter the most here. Then the character design (which includes the backgrounds). And at last, the (what I consider) minor details, the fluidity/quality of the animation, the direction (artistic choices in general), the Opening and Ending and the background music (OST) + sound effects.
Top 10 Anime on my list (with this system) :
1 - Steins;Gate (9.60)
2 - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (9.58)
3 - Sora Yori mo Tooi Bashou (9.50)
4 - Hunter X Hunter (2011) (9.46)
5 - Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (9.33)
6 - Houseki no Kuni (9.22)
7 - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (9.22)
8 - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (9.19)
9 - Made in Abyss (9.11)
10 - Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (9.07)
No particular thing for mangas however, just a list of my favorites :
1 - Berserk
2 - 20th Century Boys
3 - Vagabond
4 - Slam Dunk
5 - Kingdom
6 - Vinland Saga