I respect anime. Not all anime - most are actually as bad as the typical stereotype that non anime watchers have. Full of cheap fanservice, gratuitous violence, and complete nonsense. Not that all of these are inherently bad by themselves, but when they're used in a way that's so obviously exploiting those cheapest and most common triggers in the human brain, I react very negatively - just like when I scoff at the low-angled shot of Megan Fox's glowing ass in Transformers, or when I try to play through the recent video game adaptation of Dante's Inferno - which is nothing short of an insult to a cherished work of literature.
But as with any stereotype, to judge the entire library of anime to be such is a grave mistake; and the greatest victims of such hasty judgment are the people that make them. Among the puddle of brain-puke that's hurled out by money craving scum who call themselves artists, there are true gems that are worth every second that you spend with them. These shows are nothing short of art, and there are some things that only anime can do. Because of that, I hate those aforementioned cheap shows, especially because they tend to be the most well known and notorious. Not that I don't enjoy the occasional brainless show once in a while; but as long as they are recognized to be so, such shows are harmless and have a place in this world. But even then, I believe the shows that possess true heart should be placed above these.
As I finally cave and join this website, I hope to make a small contribution to the anime appreciating community. Perhaps some other use will browse through my list of anime and find something that they'd overlooked; perhaps I'll write a review and it'll be appreciated by someone somewhere. I simply wish to do my part as an anime enthusiast.