Personally, I've always like the art. I think it's been ingrained after so many years of watching cartoons, since many of the animals talk or act like humans. The first time I really
noticed I liked anthros was Robin Hood
, The Disney cartoon version. At that point, I just liked the story. Didn't know about the fandom.
Then I hit Treasure Planet
, With it's many variations of humanoids, including Amelia and Delbert. I liked it for the story, but in hindsight I can see how it affected me...
Anyway, I was finally introduced to the fandom through a few friends of mine on a collaborative art sight known as Iscribble. I joined because of how friendly they were. It was only afterward that I realized they were so friendly to counteract the senseless hate they get. It would be incorrect to say I've never been the same since, because I have. I'd just had a little more knowledge.
So, yeah. I identify myself as a furry mainly because I like the concept and art. I tried to come up with a Fursona, but got nowhere after 20-something attempts. I currently don't automatically identify with other furries, as I'm not really a part of most of the fandom. More of a Furry sympathizer, I guess..