I try to watch shows from a variety of genres, as I think good stories can be told regardless of setting.
I tend to value the impact the story, writing, and characters have on the viewer over art and other production values.
A rating of 10 indicates absolute enjoyment. A rating of 5 indicates neither enjoyment nor revulsion (perhaps apathy, usually boredom), and a rating of 1 indicates total revulsion and dislike. You can fill in everything in between.
On a letter scale, ratings could approximately correspond to:
9: A to A-
8: B+ to B
7: B- to C+
6: C+ to C
4: D+ to D
What differentiates a 10 from a 9 is that a 10 show will impress me in some very specific, special way. A 9 show may be very fun to watch or be particularly memorable, but a 10 will usually be both along with something extra.
You will rarely see ratings below 6 since I avoid watching shows or movies I think will be a waste of time. I also do not assign scores to anything that does not contain a coherent narrative, which includes most things like music videos or experimental shorts. If they have no story to evaluate, I do not judge them. Titles like Pokemon, Digimon, and Speed Racer which I watched in my childhood are not scored either.
After graduating from college, I decided to join the military, seeking to broaden my life experiences. I currently serve in the United States Marine Corps. I am a big statistics and data nut, so MyAnimeList helps me keep track of what I watch and discover new shows.
I got into anime after randomly developing figure collecting as a hobby. Aside from shows like Pokemon or Digimon that I saw as a kid, the first real title I got into was Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, which I binge-watched in one day while I was in a holding platoon in my MOS school.
Aside from anime-related things, my interests include art, video games, and exploring different types of music. I also enjoy reading about American politics/foreign affairs/international politics.
These are anime that I think are noteworthy or memorable for some specific reason, even though I don't give them a 10.
The Tatami Galaxy
Shokugeki no Soma
Tsuki ga Kirei
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru (Seasons 1 + 2)