Now, before we start I shall state that this is only my opinion. which I am stating right here in the sentence before this one. Well then, let's get started.
An animes enjoyment is not set for it's actual quality. I can say that I enjoy quite a number of quite mediocre anime while I had no feelings towards some more qualitive productions. This is simply because I am not part of the audience that the anime wishes to enteratain most of the time. Let me get this straight, some anime simply are meant for specific groups.
Ecchi anime are obviously meant to appeal to those we appreciate cleavage and booty quite a lot. If you are not part of this particular group of people you most likely will get annoyed by the constant fan-pandering. Ecchi anime are often not writen extremely well or have flimsy story progression due to the inclusion of rather high amounts of fan-service. However this does not mean that a boring story goes unnoticed and will not be downrated on beign as such. Ecchi anime for the most part are between 2 ~ 4 for this reason. Even Ecchi fans can see when a story is decent and when it's a run of the mill disaster most of the time.
Shoujo-ai is of course meant for fans who like girl-love ( hence the name ) I won't repeat what I've said about ecchi as shoujo-ai is hardly as large a genre.
Shounen-ai is one of the more static genre's according to many and looking at a bunch of stories while not actually having watched them I kind of see some truth in that. Of course there are plenty exceptions and of course there are good shounen-ai's just as much as there are good ecchi's but aparently shounen-ai's get less airings than ecchi's so the number of good shounen-ais isn't that great compared to decent ecchi's. ( sadly for the fans ? )
Slice of life anime are meant for people who like slow and realistic stories, they are generally refered to as tripe amongst most shounen fans. Slice of life is a heavily acquired taste at best. OR, you have to be in to it right of the bat. Sice of life isn't a genre that is actually underpopulated by hits,. However as a popular genre it has quite a number of bad shows.
Comedy, If you don't like comedy you won't like comedy anime, seriously. Comedy anime are one of the particular genres that have many bad anime simply because BAD anime are pretty much self parody. That said, comedy anime can be quite good as well, I honestly love the better comedies and don't hate the atrocious ones as much.
Shounen, if there is any genre that has too many long running series it's probably this one in the eyes of fans. Shounen is very often ''filler'' intensive. I myself do not mind filler as much as many. Shounen is something you either like or don;t like, I think. I myself have little feelings toward shounen.
Magical girl anime, sailor moon springs to mind as first. Magical girl animes are an interesting fare. MOST of them are pretty much mediocre to the average anime fan HOWEVER there are quite notable anime among them. I will not note them here, though. (mostly out of laziness )
Mecha, I can't say much about mech anime simply because I hardly watch mech anime. It's an acquired taste for the most part unless you like giant robots that much. Of course there is an exception like code geass. I have little interest in this genre myself and generally only pick ones highly rated like the sheep I am.
Noitamina, not a genre: adult orientated anime. ( often at least ''decent'' )
Romance, Honestly this might be the tag that gets the most variety, but often because it's basically on half of the good shows. Romance is an interesting genre for sure since it also includes harems ( harems without romance can't really exist now can they? ) That said, harems are often the most lackluster among these animes.
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