I am going to do this a different way.
I am more or less done with the Beatles*. I remember listening to the self titled as a kid and Sgt. Peppers and I bought my own copies in high school/college of those and Abbey Road and enjoyed them and then got more and more and listened, mainly because I was trying to acquaint myself with music history. I bought into the myth that the Beatles did everything in modern rock first. I bought into the myth that they're the greatest band of all time.
And, basically, I want to move on. I am not going to plug my ears when I hear them at the grocery store. I am still going to sing along when some band I am seeing covers them. I will probably even leave their albums on my iPod (at least for now) and will have no problem playing them if somebody asks. I am not going to hide from the Beatles but I am not going to make any active effort to hear them.
Instead I want to spend time with others from the era (and even earlier) that I have neglected (at least relatively.)
So I wanna talk about the exciting, innovating bands of the 60s. And the first rock and roll artists from the 50s. And the country, blues, vocal, etc groups that inspired them.
* Unless someone really wants to explain why (read: explain why, not just state) that would be wrong.