My first anime (well, the first one I watched that wasn't a crappy import) was Cardcaptor Sakura. Great, great show (but haven't started the manga yet though.)
Since everyone had said that Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha was very similar CCS, I downloaded that. For some reason, I don't see any similarity (other then they're both Magicial Girls) and barely made it thought the first few episodes. Does this really get better?