Greetings. I am Hector. Just some crazy Puerto Rican.
Since my teenage years anime has become a huge part of my life. I just CANNOT live without it. It's my first passion in all entertainment. I can't remember my first anime experience but I do remember watching G-Force (now known as Gatchaman) as a little squirt. However, I grew up on Toonami (WELCOME BACK!) and Adult Swim's anime block in my teenage years. Nowadays, I watch anime online on my timing. The Dragonball series, mainly Z, got me hooked to watch more.
I really HATE it when people outside our anime/manga community mistake (or just refer) anime as "cartoons". Noobs. I don't have favorite genres since my tastes are not dictated by any. I don't care for studios either. I just like to watch many different series depending on my mood (funny, dark, violent, light-hearted, raunchy, etc).
As for my rating in anime, it depends on my overall enjoyment. Actually, the characters make me enjoy a series and screw the rest. "Popularity" or "acclaim" are of no concern. It's just my opinion.
Top favorite anime in order: Dragonball/Z/Kai, Gundam (especially Wing and 00), Yu Yu Hakusho, Ikki Tousen series, Rosario+Vampire, Saiyuki series, Gintama, Azumanga Daioh, Sekirei series, Slayers series, Black Lagoon, Code Geass.
Top fav manga in order: Rosario+Vampire/II, Gintama, Sekirei, To Love-Ru/Darkness, Ikki Tousen, Ai Yori Aoshi, Saiyuki series.