I will never claim to be a hardcore anime fan. That would be a lie. Am I a casual? At times I have been. I do my best to try different shows along with my other hobbies.
We all have our subjective tastes. I review shows with a mix of what I like (very, very subjective) and I always strive to keep some objectivity in there. With movies you have people who say "Marvel films are not cinema" or "Michael Bay is crap". I think some Marvel is bad, while some is great. The same with Michael Bay.
I also think things exists in different classes.
You can have superb anime or film aiming for a more serious artistry approach. That can have a 10/10 just like a horror anime that is badass can have a 10/10. Yes, that is how this works in my world. Critics all have subjective tastes and we enter into our social contracts to come to a consensus.
So, if you see me loving a show you hate or hating on a show you love, know that I want you to be happy and enjoy your anime, I am here to share my thoughts and engage respectfully. I see reviews out there saying things like "retard shows" or "simple-minded people like this" and thats an elitist view that I find ridiculous and offputting. I still want those like that to enjoy what anime they can though, I just think it is always important to keep perspective in mind and the fact that there are 16+ different baseline personalities for how we view, analyze, and interact with our world (MBTI).