I don't know if you're still here anon, but I gave this some more thought. Like falling in love, getting into KanColle wasn't a conscious choice, it just happened. I saw this picture and thought it was cute so I looked up more. I don't know if I would do it again or recommend the same path to anyone. I don't care for the game/animated series or the funposting that goes on in /a/, /jp/, /vg/, etc; and I don't speak Japanese or have any form of artistic talent which leaves me in a tiny minority that can do little else but cultivate a picture collection.
Honestly, this thread is all I have.