It also does not mean liking the plot/character, I appreciate the world that, from words and sketches, animators have created. The overarching world which the story takes place in is also something that can be appreciated.
I write anime reviews that I hope to be easy to understand, and capture what I appreciate from the anime and share it with you guys. There are things well done in anime which I believe is given credit due.
*I rate solely on enjoyment I got from the anime*
Oh and as a general rule I don't watch airing anime. Almost all anime i watch is finished it 1or 2 seatings tops.
I have decided that I will cease writing reviews in MAL. Its been mostly fun over the years. Looking back at my first few reviews are certainly cringe-worthy. I have been (and am still) working on a style of writing which I want to convey to my viewers, something around the line of balancing personal input, literature and the plain old stuff that needs to be there in a review.
I've receive kinds words for those who have appreciated my quirky style of reviewing anime, and am thankful for it. It is a reason why I still do reviews after all. Amongst my past works, my most successful work is the Spice and Wolf review, with 180 people who find it helpful. I got many flame messages for that. Oh man, they were so fun...
I think the main reason why I am moving my reviews out of MAL is because of the current system. You lose out instantly if you don't post your reviews fast enough, and I'll rather take my time watching something that has finished, and not currently airing.