Ya, the Grey Flannel thread got locked because it got out of hand lol. You're new to fragrances, while it is good to get peoples opinions on stuff, everyone's is different -- as you saw on the first Grey Flannel thread as many of its fanatics emerged. You and I obviously don't like it so maybe I can relate to you more on what you may like. If you don't like Grey Flannel you probably won't like 70's and 80's powerhouses or older chypres such as Quorum and Brut.
But the fact of the matter is that there is so much stuff out there that you need to experience first hand, it took most of us years and years, some of us even decades to be able to say what we love and what we hate. Any true connoisseur devoted to finding his/her scent(s) will take all the time they need. I'm only 25, and I've tested/owned/used to own hundreds and hundreds of fragrances and can only say about 20 of them are 5 star fragrances to me. They suit me in every aspect.
You should be excited, because you're truly in for a treat -- to some of us testing a new fragrance is like testing a new car, you're about to embark on an amazing journey! Best of luck