I'm first and former king of the /r/TrueAnime subreddit, the primary active mod in its expansion from 5 subscribers to 5,000. Over there I'm known as BrickSalad, and Seabury is my real name. Although that subreddit is my claim to fame, I also am proud of my blog, which is dead at the moment but has some great posts, the most famous of which is an exploration of fanservice and offensiveness.
My field of interest is in the history and production of anime, and my particular artistic tastes tend towards visual and musical psychology, with a strong emphasis of emotion and metaphor. I am a huge fan of Akiyuki Shinbo, and he's pretty much my favorite director, particularly for his older solo material (Le Portrait de Petite Cossette). I also love Osamu Dezaki, Kunihiko Ikuhara, and Hideaki Anno. All four of them capture those tastes I was talking about.
Of course, to give respect where respect is due, the two *masters* in my mind are still Hayao Miyazaki and Mamoru Oishii. My favorites are personal taste, but respect dictates the caveat that those two are perhaps the greatest geniuses in the industry.
My ratings are the way they should be, above 5 is good, below 5 is bad, exactly 5 is a bit of a wash. No being offended that I gave a show you liked a 6, because that means I liked it too! The reason I haven't rated anything 2 or 1 is because if I started an anime that horrible, there's no way I'd possibly finish it.