People’s taste buds vary quite a bit. Some people have the ability to taste a flavor called umami. Others have far more buds than usual. I have both.
So, greasy stuff tastes horrible to me. OTOH, milk chocolate is just so … amazing you can’t imagine. Dark chocolate is bitter to point of almost making me wince.
In addition, peoples tastes change over time. Especially noticeable among teens maturing in taste preferences and in older people losing some of their ability to taste. Throw in what you were raised on and there’s a huge dimension there.
There is a wide variation. Which means of course that most people assume that everyone has exactly the same preferences and anyone different from them is odd.
Look, I can taste the horrible crap in broccoli. It’s not an acquired taste. If you can’t taste, I don’t care. Whatever. But I can so drop it.
Want to sound like an idiot? Say something like “You don’t like X? That’s horrible, you poor, poor person. Maybe you just haven’t had it made right. Here, try this, it’s great. Really, it’s great. C’mon, what is the matter with you.?”
It’s not just a strong vs. weak flavor thing. It’s a lot more complicated. But I do generally prefer subtle flavors. E.g., I eat salads without dressing because I can taste the veggies quite well. OTOH, curry is 1000x too strong when used by most cooks. A trace is enough and then some.