I am not saying that I don't listen to classical music on principal and that is that. I was just stating that I have listened to a lot, and actually took a musical comp/theory class in college that focused on classical and jazz, and it just doesn't get me excited as it seems to others. I have no problem with it being background music or soothing music if that is the right time/place for it, but as something that will be the focal point of a specific period of time for me (ie, I choose to sit down for this period of time and listen to X), classical just isn't that choice, for me.
Again, my original question is not to bash or question the validity of classical music to others. It was, if you look back at the question, more of when you started to like it as I was wondering if that 'development' would come with age, similarly to my transition from Aussie fruit bombs through the gamut to my current tastes for mostly burgundy.
Again, not trying to label anyone or denigrate anyone's choice for styles of music, just trying to understand what gets people excited about classical music and when you started down that road.