The real loss of otherwise useful
time is caused by researching and talking about them on the Internet!
Yeah, I'm more than familiar with that. I probably spend more time on /a/ and various other boards than I do actually watching stuff. The more you watch, though, the more you can participate in threads and the more you get out of your discussion experience in general.
But although there's virtually no limit to what is available, my feeling is that I've watched a worthwhile representative set of each of the major classics, golden oldies, and decent more recent shows - and so I don't need to work so hard
at it any more.
That's the real problem. It shouldn't feel like work at any point, really. Just watch what you like, when you like, without worrying too much about genre and whether you should
watch something or not. If anything feels like work, I'd just drop it. If watching anime in general feels like work, I'd cut it out completely, at least until that 'feeling' came back.
I like food.
"May those who accept their fate be granted happiness. May those who defy their fate be granted glory."-Edel, Princess Tutu