Gah, 10 minutes of my time gone. You have all avoided a wall of text.
Basically, I'm trying writing a list (guide, something or another) that will help people branch out into different genres. I love all genres (well did anyway) and I want everyone to enjoy a large variety of series.
A few questions:
What is your favourite genre*?
What are qualities do you like about that genre?
What series do you feel best exemplifies that genre (not necessarily best)?
What do you feel are some good series to get from genre A to B? Answer as many times as you want. Edit: If you can describe why you feel that way, a word (the common link) would suffice.
* I do not "believe" in gender-specific genres but you may put one down if you so choose. Though I don't mind subgenres like harem so I guess I'm a bit narrow minded in trying not to be.
All help is appreciated.