I'm not a big anime fan, but I'm interested enough to pursue it. The thing is, a lot of the hardcore fans will totally love all the well known animes, all the classics or the newer popular ones...a lot of which I don't like. I'm not an anime purist, I won't be as interested in a lot of older animes because I don't like the art/drawing style. I'm looking for interesting series that have a fairly legitimate plot (unlike things like Inuyasha or Bleach where it just goes on and on and is the same thing over and over again.)
I loved Trigun. Trigun was amazing. Love Hina was good. Chobits. I guess I like animes that aren't too long, they tend to be more focused on some sort of plot. Though I started Cowboy Bebop and was not very interested or impressed by it.