Okay - first of all, if you are going to be a rock snob, you should get the dictionary. (Amazon link; it is actually well-written and informative, with enough tongue-in-cheek awareness that it makes wanting to learning rock-snob trivia okay…)
You know, I am a total music snob, in that I have clear opinions about music quality and include, to myself, a judgment about folks I talk with based on their interest in, awareness of, and tastes about music. However - that is merely one facet of that person; I can meet someone I want to spend time with, but clearly not discussing music.
Also, a clear connotation of “snob” is “dismissiveness” or “condescension” - that was me back in my snotty teen years, but jeez, it’s music people. As I have gotten older and have kids of my own, I have really tried to treat people I encounter with respect, regardless of how they present themselves and their tastes to me.
So - am I a snob? Yeah. But that doesn’t mean it’s okay to treat people shabbily or base my opinion about them exclusively on their musical tastes.
But back to the OP, look, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, art is subjective, yada yada yada. As a musician with experience in a certain defined niche, united with a robust geek impulse, I have deep knowledge about some areas of music. So, can I establish a clear rationale for my likes and dislikes within that niche, and back it up with a structured, articulate argument? Yeah - that’s what I do. Does that make me objectively “correct”? Of course not - but I can, if I am not careful, come across like I am trying to establish what is “correct” and be all Jack Black-in-High-Fidelity intense on them ("You want to buy I Just Called to Say I Love You?! We don’t sell that crap here!!! ;)). In which case, see my comments about respect.