Yes! those x compilations also really got me into a lot of music. Mostly underoath.
But yeah, not to sound like a prick, but I'm not really ashamed of any of the music I listened to. I listened to most of the music mentioned in this thread, and linkin park was a big force that got me into music. But at the time I loved it, and even though I've outgrown it now, I'm not ashamed of it. I'll gladly fess up to how much I loved backstreet boys and nsync. and 98 degrees. ...and dream street and aaron carter.
Ha, yeah thats actually how I came across UO too. Hated it at first but its grown on me over the many years!