I'm a student and have been watching anime since I was a toddler, starting out with Pokemon. I watched the 'mainstream trio' in middle school when I started to look for something actually entertaining. I stumbled across Azumanga Daioh in 2008 and since then have been watching anime as if there's no tomorrow.
How my Ratings work:
now that I've bothered with that I'll have to go around rating my watchedlist. The thing is that a lot of the stuff there I haven't seen in a few years and don't feel comfortable in my ability to give it a fair rating. You may notice that a majority of my reviews are in the 4-4.5 range. This is because of the fact that I tend to drop crappy anime before finishing them, and that I almost never rate an anime I have not finished.