I doubt many people will read this, as I'm not very socially active on here, but here goes:
Like many others I did watch Pokemon and Digimon as a kid. I remember watching Strawberry Panic as I got a bit older, and more aware of what anime was, and so I count it as my "first anime". I also watched/read alot of shitty Shounen-ai related stuff, and explored gender-benders. These days I don't really have any preferences for what I'll watch, though I have some themes less interesting to me than others. These are mostly flat out ecchi, harem, and mecha.