Was hooked up in 04. Although, I did inadvertently watch a little on tv at the kindergarten age during early 90s. Practically abandoned anime in april 08, stopped keeping a close watch during 12, but managed to get acquainted with oodles of titles anyway. Last time I counted, which was in 06, got 700-1000, and that's at least fair among my circles of acquaintance any day. I founded a club(several dozens of members, who gathered few times a week) back in my fan-days, in mid 05. Futhermore, I had continually supplied my own local server, packed with almost 3ters (riffled through all of em too).That was years before HD era came to modernize anime-world.
I am a big sports anime aficionado. Viewed all subbed and even some unsubbed sports shows :).I enjoy WMT, Ga-nime, Japan in the last war-series and almost any realistic and ripe titles as well. Gladly watch arthouse and avant-garde stuff too. I've never seriously learnt japanese; so don't really have much worth watching nowadays. Besides amv of course. That's why I mostly returned to cinema. Nevertheless, I still do prefer qualitative animation regardless of the country origin :).
Oh, I've been using AP since the middle of the 07 spring and it helped a lot back then ;). Shocked me, when I found out, that it's even older, than anidb :D. Founded around the middle of 01.
All my TOP5 intricate overviews are long time gone due to some site restoration. And I don't plan on reviving 'em.
Anime stats: Watched are watched. Finished, completely digested, stared at through and through, however you like to put it. I may rarely rewatch or rewind some, but that's just it.
Watching are some ongoing translations. Quite seldomly a title or so, of those, that I don't feel like finishing in one sitting. The important part here is, these ones are still alive!
Want to watch are mostly upcoming shows, but there may pass by some occasional subbed entries as well.
Stalled represent a speck of the bulk of my wishlist anime. I cannot finish any of these. All of 'em are far from ever getting near completion. Some are supposedly lost. Others can actually be found in raws, which I'm not exactly keen on. There is one more titbit at anidb, but I don't really store my full list anywhere anymore. That's too depressing, and can be easily guessed out without.
Dropped surprise me by the extremely low count, as I'm not that good at careful selection tbn, and usually try all kinds of shows. Even hentai and mecha (check out my genres) can make their appearance on my list. Yep, I won't ever plan on continuing these failings, or actually there can be exceptions even here.
Won't watch - the product of a long time gone random not marked anime titles button. This isn't the full list of anime, I wouldn't like to watch, but may be called the quick draft, I reckon. Most of the contents are ecchi, oldschool mecha or some shallow mainstream.
Everybody appears frantic about clarifying their TOP-denominations. So here goes:
5 (10)(95-99%) - in no way is this necessary some kind of ultimate masterpiece or any icon of perfection. Merely excellent.
4.5 (9) - jolly good.
4 (8) - good. Denotes the pantheon's end.
3.5 (7) - fine. Quite high still.
3 (6) - satisfactory. As the lowest positive mark, it often takes the lead, but due to the eventual sensation of satiation and the theory of the low quality production of the majority it's the next marks which have their way in the end.
2.5 (5) - quasi satisfactory. Appears below average, but got some strong points nonetheless.
2 (4) - bad. Some more or less decent or even arbitrarily quality stuff may still linger around.
1.5 (3) - sucks big time. Almost unwatchable.
1 (2) - el terrible. The pristine trash level.
0.5 (1)(15-01%) - the only ultimate mark imho. Worse than terrible; pure horror, in other words a totally stillborn product. The grandest achievement.
No matter how complex the process of rating may appear, in a nutshell, it's the synthesis between subjective and objective factors, with the balanced mark as the outcome. The idea and it's realization. The first and foremost condition here is the amount of totally watched, versus the real-life experience; simile at the core. To correlate I usually come from the 100point system. I almost never rate something I had watched a long time ago. I may also very rarely put up a grade by 0.5, while revising the list, and realizing, that there is a title, which managed to get so deep of an impression on me, that it won't fade away even after some years passing by. The Most of my current ratings 're outdated and half a star higher than they should be :D.
And this is my trifling supplementary profile: http://myanimelist.net/profile/Jet7 . I'm also jet7 at anidb, where I try to store untranslated stuff only.
P.S. My favourite feature at this site: http://www.anime-planet.com/badges/lobotomy ;).