Also coming into this topic rather late, but wanted to leave a few comments.
For one, on the whole sub vs. dub debate. I strongly believe that an argument could be made for both and it simply is just going to have to come down to a combination of personal preference, and quality. I am a longtime anime fan (at least longtime by today's standards. I am one of the many belonging to the 1988 post-Akira generation of fans) and I have seen numerous films and series of varying quality. I went through the phase of my fandom where I felt a kind of purist sensibility and was a strong advocate for watching everything subtitled. My biggest defense was that I wanted to see the production as it was originally intended. But then I realized... am I really going to let myself believe that the director originally intended my eyes to be hovering around the bottom of the screen for the majority of the film?
Another argument could be made for the high potential for changing the story in the dub version in order to accomodate the lip flap. What I didn't really consider (and I know many anime fans don't consider) is that even the subtitled versions of films can be slightly altered in order to compensate for viewing time. What I mean is, a titler needs to leave the subtitle on the screen for a long enough time for the viewer to be able to read it. If the direct translation of the dialogue is too long to be read in the short amount of time that it's being said (in cases of the character speaking very fast), the translator/titler will compensate by altering the translation to fit the time. Now granted, I realize this isn't nearly as common of an issue as a change in the dub dialogue to be accomodating, but it's still something to consider.
Now, I am not saying the dubs are better than subs. What I'm saying is that I believe that they each have their place and one shouldn't be discredited on nonlogical assessment. Especially in this day and age when anime dubbing has been greatly refined. These are not the days of Harmony Gold (those of you who know what I'm talking about can surely attest to this).
So if you're a die hard sub fan, give dubs a chance. If you're a die hard subs fan, give dubs a chance. If you still find yourself leaning towards your original preference, that's fine. Just try not to tell people they're wrong for liking one or the other.
Heh, sorry to go on a quasi-rant there considering it really wasn't a major point of discussion, but it's just something I tend to find interesting to discuss. Don't mind me
My other comment was about the choice of Miyazaki film to review. I understand that the choice was left up to a poll, but even the poll choices didn't really reflect what I consider the cream of the Miyazaki crop. Now keep in mind, I DO enjoy all 3 films (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle). However, if I were to pick my top 3 Miyazaki films, none of them would be present. My top 3 would definitely be Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind. Any of these 3 would be perfect contenders for a Filmspotting review, but frankly I think I would like to hear a review of Nausicaa the most. Not because I think that Adam and Sam would enjoy it the most (that would likely go to Totoro), but I'd be curious to hear their viewpoints on the political/myticism aspects of the film.
So yeah, if you're at all interested in Miyazaki's body of work, I whole-heartedly reccomend My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind, Kiki's Delivery Service, & Porco Rosso.