I'm a self-confessed otaku since about 2008 and I'm old enough to not brag about it in public. My late anime and manga career started by pure chance when my better half fooled around with Winamp's streaming functionality and somehow got stuck watching the first Hellsing TV series. After she raved about how fun it was and that the voices were really sexy (despite not being used to listening to Japanese) I decided to give it myself a try in a glorious resolution which felt like a throwback to VGA times (320x200). The rest is history. I expended to mangas as well over time and if I extrapolate the current development then I'll read more manga than watching anime in the near future since I'm getting increasingly annoyed with adaptions which never get finished.
I'd like to believe that I'm mostly into "thinking man's anime" but one look at my anime list (Sengoku Basara!) would cast serious doubt on that claim. But I do really enjoy quit and character-driven stories.