Writing about Miyazaki made me think about anime grumps. It frustrates me when I try to bring up Miyazaki with other people only to have it cast under the wide umbrella of "anime" and immediately disregarded, because Miyazaki movies aren't like that other stuff.
Wait... that other stuff? Am I an anime grump?
Truthfully, my hit rate with anime has been low. I try to go in with an open mind and often enjoy a setting or premise, but get turned off by plot holes and character moments that were never earned.
But I may just be an entertainment grump. I have the same complaints about the vast majority of western entertainment, and it takes a trusted opinion to have confidence in recommendations from any medium. It rubs me the wrong way when someone insists that all anime is bad despite my low hit rate, not just because there are gems, but because I doubt the hit rate of their entertainment is much different.