You're right, Breezy... As much as I enjoy wine, I've never believed that there was a clearcut 'right' or 'wrong' wine. I rarely drink wine any more. I used to drink more wine, but I've now gone back to beer and spirits. I will occasionally enjoy a celebratory glass (or bottle) of sparkling wine or champagne.
I just used the wine example because it supported the notion that, unless someone knows your tastes very well, it's difficult to take a recommendation and KNOW you're going to like it, be it wine or food or (as you said) professional or amateur.
(edited to add) Oh... and you can just call me Z. That's fine.
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