Started watching anime somewhere in the mid to late 90s with DBZ. Though my first anime may have been Samurai Pizza Cats...
I've been collecting anime since around 2001 up to about forty vhs before I switched to dvd a couple years later. My first complete series was a dvd boxset for the anime Gokudo. Which of course I bought because it had goku as part of the title.
I don't aplogise to be a English Dub only anime viewer.
I've only seen about five or six series subtitled. When I watch anime, I'm usually all laid back on my couch. I'm not Japanese. I'm a gaijin and a fine example of a lazy American. Though, I do like the orginal theme songs subtitled. I actually hate it when an anime has an all english theme song. But eh well, that's just the way it goes.
I'm bit of a collector but my collection of anime isn't some monsterous filled apartment. I have a system with some of my anime is on my shelves, some is in a large capcity dvd case, and some is in a storage tub ready for my aproximately yearly anime auction on eBay.
My anime viewing system has three parts. First, I buy the dvd set of a completed series likely a year or two after it's released and marathon the show over a day or two. Second, it goes in the top right of my dvd case shelf [not a bookcase, no books have lived there...] and is viewed a 2nd time [2-3 eps a day] once it comes back the end of the list of 1st views. Which I generally time out to be a year after the marathoned 1st viewing. Lastly, it's decision time. After the 2nd viewing or if the show was too bad for a 2nd viewing, the show will either: stay on the shelves as top quality show, lose it's case to be added to my large capacity dvd case, or the set will go straight to the eBay storage tub. My setup includes two 4 foot by 2 foot dvd shelves I bought from target years ago, a 500 disc metal storage case, and a medium sized plastic storage tub.
With the help of the ebay sale and buying things quarterly on sale, I keep anime as a worthwhile but not too expersive part of my yearly budget.
So... That's about it.
I say support the offical release... because that's the version I watch.
Also, don't forget to get some exercise in between viewing and such. To be strong you must be strong in mind, body, and spirit. You're not going to let goku out class you, are you...