I am a humble anime viewer who also reads manga from time to time. Most of my recommendations are from notenSMSK (by whose recommendation I came to MAL) or if they had been considered as important by Bennett The Sage (an anime reviewer on TGWTG), or through searching of anime in Kissanime.net .
I tend to write in bursts, and I am irregular in my writing of reviews of anime. However, I have seen enough to qualify as an anime beginner (if not an anime greenhorn); likewise, I have not read that many manga, but I did finish reading the mangas Bo-bobo Bobo-bo, Shigurui, Akira, the first 8 chapters of Saint Seiya, 3 chapters of Pandora Heart after which point I finished the anime, and am still midway in Berserk which makes me a manga greenhorn. I still have a long way to go, but I look forward to reading manga and watching anime. And I hope that MAL will prove useful in this regard.