actually some people develop their own taste instead of parroting others their entire lives
I have to agree on here. I've grew up listening to mostly pop music (BSB, Westlife, Cyndi Lauper, etc.) and a little on rock music so there's no doubt before that my music was also pop. Been a fan of mainstream pop musicians (I don't want to enumerate, kinda feel guilty of listening to it). However, ever since joining the forums (wherein most members are of heavy metal fanaticism), changes began to flourish inevitably and now I distaste pop music nowadays (except Lady GaGa, and J-Lo though).
Also I listened to some heavy metal music back in the day with mostly Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple, Metallica, Motley Crue, Anthrax, and Iron Maiden so it's not really that difficult for me to have a transition. Since then, I appreciate more of heavy metal (and later on extreme metal) and rock music these days now, never again would I go back listening Justin Bieber or One Direction or Selena Gomez or Nicki Minaj or Lil Wayne's rap trash music. Never.