I've been watching anime ever since I was introduced to it in high school. The first anime I ever watched was Inuyasha. It's still one of my favorites, but my tastes are different now. I like watching animes with strong plots, great characters, and newer artwork. I can forego the artwork in favor of a great plot, but if the plot is weak, it needs to have amazing character art-work to make up for it.
My preferred anime genres are fantasy, sword and board, action, sports, and psychological. I have a wide variety of tastes in all aspects of life, and look for anime that will work towards satisfying those interests.