I am a fan of any sort of film medium. I am not an art critic but as long as I can see whats going on and the story is written well, I dont care.
I rely on a lot of outside recommendations on what I should watch and my list reflects that. I use Anime-Planet for the purpose that it was created: to recommend anime and to keep track of watched and currently watching anime. Sometimes I will spend a little bit of time away from a series and then come back to it but I forget what episode I was on.
I like a lot of goth shows, movies and anime. Theres just something about the dark side that draws me in. But dont let that be a reflection on my character. The darkness is just so interesting is all. I also like a lot of shows that have deeper meanings. XXXholic is a good example of this.
When it comes to watching anime, I dont just watch the first episode of the series and base all of my judgements on that. I usually wait about 3 or 4 episodes before I decide if I will continue or not. As the scholars say, "Patience is a virtue."
I dont really read a lot of manga but I will if I like a series enough. I dont really plan on reading all of my "want to read" list. I just wanted to have some options for the future.
My favorite anime has to be the When They Cry franchise. That includes Higurashi and Umineko. The only one from that series I dont like are the first 3 Kira OVAs.