I love anthologies because I get to find new authors that I may not ever encounter otherwise. I just started another one, Warriors, and the introduction has a statement that I loved.
“Sure, I knew the difference between a space opera and a hard-boiled detective story and a historical novel… but I never cared about such differences. It seemed to me, then as now, that there were good stories and bad stories, and that was the only distinction that truly mattered.” – George R.R. Martin (“Introduction: Stories from the Spinner Rack”, Warriors)
And that is why I’ll read almost any genre. It’s all about the story.