There was always something about FMA that drove me to it, but it certainly wasn't the first anime series. I thought the first 10 minutes or so was great (where it had the same style as the manga I hadn't seen yet), but then it got so insanely cliche, melodramatic, and so poorly written, I found myself thoroughly bored by episode 5, I believe.
I'm really not a fan of anime series that are wildly (see: gratuitously) overrated that do not live up to anything, and I believe the original FMA series is probably 4th or 5th on my list after series like Naruto, Bleach, Inuyasha, or One Piece; fiercely overrated franchises with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
For so long, it's been so imbedded into (mostly Western) fans' heads that they think the original FMA anime is the correct version. Finally, the original story is getting the limelight it deserves, and I'm sure more are checking out the original manga as well to see that it was how the story was originally supposed to be.
I can't say I feel the same way for its english dub, however. The Brotherhood dub was beyond lazy, and even though the original series was a bad one, its dub wasn't half bad in my honest opinion. I very rarely watch english dubs, and I think I only own two series where I can even watch the english dub; they're mostly just that atrociously awful.
For some fun, anyone reading, do some browsing on the Brotherhood episode pages, at all the mistakes and plot holes created by the dub itself if you don't believe me. That'll kill a good hour, at the very least.
I'm not really much for shonen series though, especially modern ones, as they're literally now assembly line productions, and I tend to lean more towards seinen series, that have a more realistic and heavy story and much more developed characters (Speed Grapher, Berserk, Basilisk, s-CRY-ed, Outlaw Star, just to name a few), but I do enjoy some shonen series that pioneered the genre into its current popularity. Yu Yu Hakusho (Japanese only) being my absolute favorite and probably one of the best in that genre, with Rurouni Kenshin and Fullmetal Alchemist following suit. I tend to lean more towards manga (Berserk, FMA, Kenshin) in some series, but some anime is actually better than the original comic (Yu Yu Hakusho, Basilisk...), and I really don't mind which in the long run.
Movie wise, I tend to love great character driven films, which I guess could be counted as drama, but it does stretch into other genres too. (No particular order): The Godfather (just part 1 though), Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Scarface, Carlito's Way, Fight Club, The Road Warrior, BTTF 1-3, are among some of my top favorites.
Anyway, tastes aside for now, what I do here is mostly fix the little things for the wiki's site consistency, sometimes I might write an article or two, or rewrite something if I get the urge. I tend to capture better images and upload them more than anything else though.
While I really don't like wikia these days, this is one site that I can frequent for a few small reasons:
1. Well written articles (which is more than I can say about most anime wikis)
2. Small, talented community, which in turn led to #1
3. A full overview of everything FMA. 3 is probably the most important to me, and again, it lends itself back to #1. The worst thing about so many other sites I've seen is that they only use english dubs solely as their content (the really really bad ones too), but here, we use the manga as the top content. So many of our articles are written ignoring english dubs all together and that really lends itself to quality, in my honest opinion. It seems members here care more about the franchise than whether it's in Japanese or English; but, as I've stated before with the innumerable mistakes in the Brotherhood dub especially, we make notice of such mistakes, and that is it. That's how it should be.