I've been into anime for a long time. I was a night owl when I was little (still am) and would always stay up late to watch the shows on Adult Swim. However, when I got my own personal computer some time ago I became distracted with other things (like reading online stories and writing my own). So I didn't really watch any anime (or anything else for that matter) for a while.
I just got back into anime heavily last year. I didn't realize that I had missed it so much until I started watching again. When I started to go to the online sites for anime watching I was like a little kid in a candy store. I went on an anime high and I am still in the clouds.
I have already seen a lot of the shows on my Anime list but have been re-watching them because I don't remember them well or I missed bits of them the first time around. I have spent more of my life on anime than this site can passably show because it doesn't have a multiple watch feature.
I joined this site because I was stressed out by the daunting task of going through a long list of anime shows on the other sites to see which ones I would actually want to watch. It's nice to find a site that separates them into categories, uses tags, and allows you to recommend shows. I have discovered quite a bit of anime I can't wait to find the time to watch and hope to discover more soon.
My favorite genres of anime are action, supernatural, sci fi, and dark fantasy. I have trouble committing to any one genre or deciding on my favorite shows though. So I tend to watch a bit of everything. But most of my higher rated show or my 'want to watch' shows do tend to be in this genres.