Have not been on /m/ for a good while so I need something to watch.
Dougram. Excellent series, and very long to boot.
Lots of politicking, action, and drama.
I know you asked for things to watch, but if you don't mind some light reading, things like Getter Robo Saga and Robot Keiji are classics that are definitely worth it. As for actual watching material, Gakusaver is some damned good fun that you won't regret either.
Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999
Mospeada, Megazone 23, and Gall Force
>I haven't seen a lot of the classics
I recommend Macross, starting with SDF.
>Was thinking of picking up Layzner?
Go for it.