Hey no problem. Your right that ppl do spend alot of money just for anime. Theres more thing you can buy that are better than anime. As much as i love anime, all you do is just watch it. Manga, same thing implies except your reading and ur forcing your fingers to flip pages. Ahem. Probably your watching anime that i call, "way too unrealistic" or in other words, not serious enough to fill your likingness to that anime. I mean come on, sometimes there are parts in certain animes that are funny but soo pathetic. I believe ur a person that likes to see anime with lots of action in it and comedy. Here are my list of what you should check out.
Anime: (I doubt any of these contain any spoilers but forgive me if it does)
Cowboy Bebop (extremely serious, lil laughtable moments in few epies, and packed with huge action)
Trigun (packed with action, alot of comedy in the begginning of the Trigun series but gets serious)
InuYasha (ok this maybe a bad choice for you but there is a lot of action in it and some comedy somewhere on the line)
Ruroni Kenshin (Uhh... It is serious i guess, lots of action, comedy somewhere on the line, and no blood shed)
Kenshin OVA (lots of action and blood. All serious)
NOW (lil bit of comedy here and there, lots and lots of action after the first volume)