If you come from Spotify, for example, and know the good recommendations from EchoNest, Niland & Co. you have to rethink strongly here. Here, it’s not about finding a song that sounds similar and might fit quite well with your previous listening habits.
Roon doesn’t want to be song-based, but to put albums in the foreground. This tradition-rich form of discovery is supported with links that reveal connections in your own collection and to music services like no other software can. It also took me months to like it. Now I appreciated it a lot and use both forms of discovery.
Roon playlists, the radio and Valence still need to grow and learn their flavor. It takes a long time with trial and error. If you already use a music service and there are all your favorites, transfer it to Qobuz or Tidal. This way, important albums and songs are immediately visible and new connections can be found quickly in the way Roon works. If you heart everything you like on Tidal, those recommendations will make their way into the Roon interface.
Good luck with your whole new and different journey of music discovery. You’ll have to climb to the top first to see how beautiful it is up there