(Must admit though...I still like FukuJun in BBB better...and he's hilarious in xxxHOLiC...but is it worth keeping that series just for that?)
However, it really comes down to the fact that I've read Death Note (by way of contrast, D.Gray-man is ok - I'm kinda treating it like something a bit mindless to watch once in a while). Knowing everything that's going to happen spoils the series a bit. I've heard that the movies have a different ending...will check them out, one day.
One to go, then applications to complete (and an amazon.co.jp order to make - though I've thought about trying kinokuniya...) and a flight to book... *sighs*