I purely rate/recommend my watched animes on an enjoyment basis and not how well it was written, made or how many plot holes or mistakes are in them. This mainly means you won't find much deep analysis here, just what I liked, disliked and how I felt watching that anime.
"Subs or Dubs". There is just one choice for me: "Subs". The real start to my anime love happened by accident searching for a series to watch at a time where I had waaay too much time. Since I had run out of "RL"-series that interested me I happened to choose 'Sword Art Online' as my next time eater. It was subbed and I didn't mind at all (I was already on a "original-sound-trip" with english) and even liked it that way - for me Japanese is a nice sounding language and you get the sound as the producer wanted it - not like some unaffiliated translation team leader thinks the producer might have wanted it.
Also, I've heard some scenes of some animes in english dubbed while searching/browsing on youtube - and it gave me the creeps confirming that I made the right choice.
What I generally like or dislike in/about animes:
Things I don't mind some people find intolerable:
And now some of my favourite animes with a short description why I probably like it so much. ^.^
'Sword Art Online': The anime that tipped it all off. As hinted earlier, watched without really knowing anything about it, it instantly trapped me. While I find the ALO Arc pretty annoying thanks to Sugou and Suguha, I love the SAO Arc. I even read the LNs and must say, given the "chaotic" structure for the SAO arc they managed to pull a pretty nice anime.
Sadly 'Afterstory' was a little bit "ruined" for me since I chose to watch the 'Clannad Movie' after the first season not knowing it included the 'Afterstory'...
'Kanon (2006)': Another "classic" to be found on many favourite lists. I love Makoto. Despite the progressing of her arc, I mainly rewatch 'Kanon' just for her. (And Nayuki. I'm a big fan of her sleeping habits :D )
'Angel Beats!': The ending. Gods, the ending! And everything before it chained me to it too. ;)
I like the characters, Otonashi's slowly realization of what is really going on, the background stories... It's just an awesome anime.
'GJ-bu': The newest addition to this list. A "random" anime with characters that are adorable and relatively unique (Kirara is still my favourite ^.^ ). This is one of the most relaxing animes I know and I love it for that.
Note: All the above animes managed to make me tear up - which is quite the achievement.
'Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko': A nice take on "cute girls" combined with some "philosophy" and a bit supernatural.
'Aishiteruze Baby': My first anime of that kind: neither full blown romance nor full blown drama but a rather slow paced slice of life with an adorable child and a teenager that has to change his life to take care of her while trying to keep as much of his old habits as possible. It was a nice change in pace and atmosphere.
'Acchi Kocchi': "It's so fluffy you're gonna die!" :D
It's a fun to watch cuteness overload without any progression, but who cares? Original jokes, extreme characters and an extreme cute way of tsundere.