Not really into anime, but.... I got really into the Gundam series when I was 11 or 12, watched it only for the fact that giant robots are awesome. Started re-watching it again (i watch one or two series a year in a binge) when I was 20 or so and I've realized how truly f*cked up their storylines are. I've watched pretty much all of the UC era save for Gundam X (and XX) and F91. Also have seen all of SEED and SEED: Destiny, all of Wing, G, and AGE. AGE in particular gets a bad rap but i thought it was pretty neat. Have yet to see Turn A, though. Very refreshing, though, to see something cool with a very dark and realistic tone (i.e the story of a war told from both sides with an innocent person thrown into the thick of it for no good reason). And obviously, because giant robots are awesome. I've dabbled in other mecha anime (BigO, Neon Genesis, Macross, etc...) but never really got into it.