I only recently got back into watching anime again. I was spending heaps of money on my other hobbies (computers and wakeboarding) so I wanted to slow down a bit and save some cash. I can buy an entire season of an anime for the same price as 4 hours of fuel in the boat, but anime will keep me entertained for a week (sometimes longer if I'm disciplined about not watching episode back to back).
I also finally set up 5.1 surround in my lounge. Sooo cool.