I’m part of the “Most anime is trash but god when there’s a diamond in the rough, boy is it shiny” crowd. I love the few animes I like which is why I haven’t given up on the medium as a whole, though.
My favs in no particular order:
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Kill La Kill
Does RWBY count lol?
Fate/Zero and UBW
Anything by Junji Ito
Berserk, Junji, and Madoka(and jojo to an extant) fill my horror needs while having really great stories.
I was always a Sailor Moon kid and never liked DBZ, and SM was my entire childhood. Madoka Magica took a lot of things from that and made a fantastic mature modern take and didn’t skimp on the obvious lesbian implications either. Urobuchi is A+. (Sayaka is still my favorite)
FLCL and RWBY are just fun
I try to avoid fanservice animes but KLK(Gamagoori, Tsumugu) and Fate/(Archer, Rider, Lancers) fulfill my wish for equal opportunity fanservice instead of just the girls being sexualized and I’m all for that.
Though i still have a few ~guilty pleasures~ like Panty and Stocking.