Well... got into Manga via Death Note, then I watched FMA:B, before getting fixated on the Rom-com/SoL route by watching Working!!...
For me the words 'has Kana Hanazawa in it' are enough to put an anime on my watchlist.
I'm a huge fan of Yuri, however I don't like it when it's executed terribly (Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid)
I know this is hypocritic as hell, seeing as how my 2nd favorite anime and favorite Manga is Mayo Chiki, but I quite dislike Ecchi/Harem as a genre... meaning that if a Ecchi/harem Anime manages to have 7 or more points once I've finished watching it, that's a sign that it's actually fairly impressive.
While I give out 8's as if I was an African country, I only give 9's to Anime and Manga I consider to be top-notch and leave 10's for absolute masterpieces that I didn't expect to draw me in like that.
Oh yeah: since I can't show my 10th favorite anime in my list (hooray for Chuunibyou taking up two slots,lol)... It's No Game No Life.
Haikyo no machi
Ichijiku no taruto
Dororōsa e no michi
Himitsu no Kōtei
There's all kinds of 'Top 5's' down here for no better reason than because I like them, soo... yeah. There you go. :D
List of anime I'm officially NEVER going to watch:
1. School days -> for obvious reasons
2. Black Bullet -> because of the nickname 'Loli-death-simulator'
3. Gantz -> read the description
4. Kara no Kyoukai 3 -> read the description
5. Berserk -> Love interest (apparently) gets raped.