Suppose you like something like Pop music; which one of the following self-made sentences would sound more natural to you if you want to say that you like pop music more than every other musical genres:
I'm into pop music.
I favor pop music.
For me, they both work and mean the same.
I made a similar question somewhere else. I got to this point that they mean the same and the only difference is that "favor" is a bit antiquated and "to be into" is very colloquial / informal. But what I am looking for is a verb which does not make the listener get surprised. I need a normal verb. I guess some other structures would work here instead of the above ones (like: like sth better than sth else), but whereas the sentences would require some more explanation, I doubt if it is a correct way to describe the same thing! Please have a note on the following self-made sentence:
I like pop music better than all other music genres
Without the bold part (extra explanation) my sentence would not mean the same as the sentences which are using "favor" or "be into"!