Great strapline for the forum that
A lot of the time what you don't like really is something you just don't get yet. And even if that's noy that case it's a good assumption to work from. Otherwise you just turn into the equivalent of one of those anti-intellectual boors who say things like "no one really likes Uylesess they're just being pretentious"
It's not a good attitude that. Keeps you locked in your own stupidity.
I think a lot of people go through this period of obscurantism, but I don't think it's a shallow thing of socio-cultural identity construction aka being cool.
Does Mvuent actually like Hungarian fart music? Does it move him? Will he play it at his wedding? Will he still listen to it and 50 years and be brought to tears?
Only he can answer.
Yes, I think it's part of the journey to bounce back and forth between those two approaches and eventually you find your own balance. A place where you trust your intuition and emotional responses enough to discern what has something that you don't quite get and what just doesn't appeal to any part of you.
For me it was a little of column a and b.
Surely everyone's familiar with the feeling of hating something you used to like BECAUSE NOW ITS POPULAR.