But what if all my time is spent trying out new things I know I will love?
You won't know ALL the new things you will love. :)
This year, it was Detroit Become Human. I played the demo at a friend´s house, felt just ok to me. But then I played a few chapters of the complete game... I was hooked.
Other games are: The Ace Attorney series; SMT Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers; Fast Racing Neo.
Same with me for Fast Racing Neo. Didn't think I'd like it because it looked like F-Zero, but without the fun quirky characters like Captain Falcon or Black Shadow.