Just chiming in on the whole Brotherhood thing--I watched it for 22 episodes and gave up. I absolutely hated it. The pacing was *awful,* and at least up until that point, the characters less well-defined and the plot considerably less intriguing than in the first anime adaptation. People always get on my case for not finishing it, but I really don't think I need to give an anime series more than three or four episodes to get good, preferably not even that long. At the point at which I quit watching I mostly felt like it was just a cash grab, and I can't forgive it for how badly it butchered some of the most powerful moments that it 'shared' with the first series.
Anyways, anime series I'm watching now are The Story of Saiunkoku (which might be the most boring anime I've ever tried to sit through--I think I'll try to finish the first season, but if things don't improve markedly I'll stop there); Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, which is amazing, even if the constant nudity is really grating; and Michiko to Hatchin, which I'm really loving to death thus far. I also just recently re-watched Rose of Versailles. So many old anime classics (talking 70s-80s here) just have not aged well at all, but Rose of Versailles, for all of its flaws, is still a remarkable series period--not just for its time, but in the grand scheme of anime series in general.