I was a lot like you to a certain degree, and I still am to this day. When I first got into kpop, the songs and dances were what caught my eye. It took me forever to learn the names of the groups that I listened to the most.
To this day, I still look at the songs and dances first. I will learn the names of a group if I listen to them enough.
I didn't start watching variety shows until last year, but that's when I found my forever bias, Suho. The artists I had as biases before were solely based on skill. Rapping is one of my favorite parts of kpop, so many of my former biases are rappers because of this.
Thanks to variety shows, I now have my longest lasting bias ♡