I recently became re-interested in anime when I got sick one day and discovered that Funimation's website allows you to stream some anime for free.
I started watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood because it was recommended to me and I've heard a lot about it being 'better' than the original series. I wasn't that much a fan of the original series so I didn't really want to watch Brotherhood but since it was there for free --and legal-- why not? And it's turned out very good so far overall, so I'm glad I did.
Now I'm looking at other Funimation anime that interests me.
As for manga, I find that hobby simply too expensive, so I'm not likely to finish any of the series I have started.