Don't want to dishearten or dismiss you at all but most of the stuff on that playlist is the kind of thing a lot of us would describe a 'brostep' and is kind of not what this thread's about. Not trying to tell you its "bad" or that you shouldn't listen to it, obviously I have no right to, I just feel like I should let you know that I was put off Bass Music for ages because the sort of commercial 'Dubstep'(its not really dubstep at all, but the term doesnt have much meaning these days anyway) that features on that channel - I assumed that everything in this scene sounded like that. In fact, its a lot more subtle than the sort of Dubstep-Drum n Bass hybrid that's become what people associate with 'Dubstep' and Bass Music.
Really hope that doesn't sound patronising in any way because its really not meant to, I only got into this stuff about 6 months ago so am sort of a newbie myself. Just thought I'd let you know the separation between these two types of electronic music because I felt a similar feeling of intimidation myself, and still do a little bit! I found it much easier to immerse myself when I knew what I liked. Check out a few of the eligible artists that Stephen Chamberlain put on the first post of this thread and hopefully you'll start to see the distinction between that and the harder stuff. Then you can figure out which one is your thing, and go from there. Most seem to dig one or the other.
Well, I think it's pretty safe to say I enjoy the 'brostep' quite a bit. I would imagine though, that on the spectrum of music, there's still a few artists who are considered "good brostep" vs "bad brostep". I made the comparison after words that it's a lot like starting with The Devil Wears Prada as metalcore, but then discovering Converge and Botch, does that make sense?
I appreciate the civil discussion though, because you could have easily been one of those dudes that was like, "LOL GET THIS BRO A SKRILLEZZXX TEE-SHIRT LOL SO BAD AT ELECTRONIC MUSIC LOLOLOL". So, thank you. I will take a bite out of the first page and see what I enjoy!