I became a fan of One Piece fairly recently, having watched every single episode in the span of about two months. I have no plans to read the manga, at least not past the point where the show currently is. I'd personally rather have my first experience with each event in the story be with the anime. Because. Reasons. Also I like terrible puns (My Nickname for Zoro is Mr. Action, because he's very action-y, and if you say it out loud it becomes Misdirection :P) and hamsters (they're totes adorbz) and programming video games (in Gamemaker, but I've been doing it for several years so my games are excell-amazing.). I'm actually not much of an anime fan beyond One Piece. Unless you count Homestuck as an anime, which I don't.
Also, I was inches away from accidentally watching the 4kids dub instead of the english subbed version. So… that's lucky I guess.
Also also I spent way too much time overthinking this post.