Even though many of us have eclectic collections, and many of us (claim ... just kidding) have varied and adventurous taste in music, as well as open minds and hearts as it pertains to testing out new music, can you acknowledge that you do, or may have, a musical comfort zone? That is, the music you can't really get enough of, the music that is at your "core" or the foundation level for you?
You might like such a wide range of music you can't imagine giving any of it up, and I'm not suggesting that; the said comfort zone, however, is simply your purest, distilled, "core" taste. If you want to name it by genre or general category, that's fine. If you want to name it by bands or artists that typify it, that's fine, too. It's your comfort zone, afterall, so you describe it as you see fit.
Some of you may feel that your response is predictable, and it might be, but what do you think?
Also, it's been so quiet here, which may be attributed to the condition of the forums (that's the case for me). We may have lost some momentum, but I hope it's only temporary. I'm not done picking your brains --!! It's such a pleasure having this one spot in the online universe to discuss music and many of the other "arts", with intelligent, thoughtful and knowledgeable people (fun and nice, too). Hopefully Zilla, who seems to have gone MIA, will surface at some point (not sure if he's been on the Sox forum, but I'm not getting that vibe).
"May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back."