I loved games as a kid but I didn't have very many, so I just learned to cherish or have fun with games that weren't very good. I grew up with an NES, so my parents got me a lot of licensed stuff that ranged from mediocre to bad instead of the classics that the console is known for. They didn't know any better and neither did I apart from going occasionally going to the arcade. Now I can see pretty clearly that almost all of them were bad games.
As far as genres... not really. I played NHL and FIFA for a bit as a teenager, but more because it was something I could play with my brother.