well, if anything, i think it's half subconscious. IDK if you can really say some titles don't pique ur curiosity more than others.
and people saying they look at anime/song combo more than the title when choosing vids to watch, do you just go through every thread in the announcement forum and look at the sources? If not, how do you pick which threads to look at, usually ones with interesting titles/editors you like/studios you know//like, right?
Well, I usually just go down the line from top to bottom.
I tend to choose ones I'm familiar with and either don't plan on watching (but have a general idea of the story to follow the video) or have already seen. Basically avoiding stuff I REALLY don't want spoiled for me.
As for the music, there are very few genres of music I won't listen to. I'd say the only one I occasionally have trouble with is metal since it tends to give me headaches.
When I'm in my "watch new stuff from whoever" mood, I don't really look at the fine details. Just "is this going to spoil a series for me?" and "will this cause mega-headache?"
That being said, that doesn't mean I'll sit through the full video
If it's an abomination, even with a combination that is neither spoiler-tastic or ear splittingly awful, I usually go from 00:30 - 1:00 and kill it to never speak of it again
That is, unless I actually feel the need to speak of it again and leave a comment on the forums lol
But then again, I'm one of those people that will give anything/anyone at least one shot at impressing me
Hell, I still watch newly released Shinkai videos even though I don't even like Shinkai. I'm weird like that.