I simply turned on the TV, the original Transformers and the Gatchaman anime was on and I was mesmerized from the start
around the same time, there was the Dragon Ball anime and it was good
but I didn't really get totally into anime until, of course, the days of Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z
yes, like probably most of the people here, we all started out in the same path
by time Toonami came into existence, I grew out of DBZ and got into better anime like Cowboy Bebop and the rest is history....