It's not over-thinking it, it's just basic common sense. A decade or so ago when I worked at a video store I had a massive following (turned out to be 50% of the business) because I recognized the simple fact that when someone asks for a recommendation, they don't want what you thought was good, they wanted what they think is good. Customer who comes in and loves b grade horrors isn't going to like Downton Abby, but they'll love Eight Legged Freaks. Games are no different. I can swear up and down that Bioshock, System Shock 2, and Masters of Orion 2 are some of the best games ever made - but if the person prefers RPGs they're not going to agree with me.
Not saying don't ask these types of questions but if you're going to ask the community about this sort of thing be more specific as overly broad questions serve no one but those seeking to argue.