I am watching anime for about ten years now. It all started because I went to university, was bored and had access to internet. The first anime I watched that time was Tokyo Mew Mew and I still have very fond memories of it (Ryou ♥).
I am not picky when it comes to genre, I like a lot of different things. What matters to me the most is the story and the characters. There's a lot of anime I still have to see, but there's enough time since I don't ever plan to give up on this hobby.
I am not critical in my ratings, because most of the time I honestly enjoy the series I'm watching. Thus my ratings are completely subjective. I'm quite surprised by the number of people who rate a lot of series low. Am I so easy to please or are people so hard to please, that is the question. *makes a cool Hamlet's pose*
The anime I like the most is, surprisingly... Code Geass~ The story fascinates me, I love the characters, art is pleasing to my eyes and I enjoy the music. It contains everything from sweet school comedy through tearful drama and interesting plot-twists up to crazy mecha action. For me, Code Geass truly is a masterpiece.
I read manga a little bit, I especially like survival genre. Except that I also like visual novels, mainly otome. Bishies paradise, how could I say no to that. My dream is to make a visual novel on my own. If I can make a living out of it one day, I'll be truly happy. I have to work on my art though.