It’s difficult explaining the underground to an uninformed dance music listener. No disrespect, but more than a decade ago, I started with EDM too. As Carl Cox puts it, EDM is the “entry level to dance music.” It’s a good introduction to the culture. However, as you mature and develop a finer taste, you’ll have a better understanding of the culture (including sub-genre Techno of course). When this happens - Congratulations! you have graduated from in-your-face (excite! excite!) EDM. This means: you have a deeper understanding of the culture/music and are no longer looking for the frills (champagne showers, confetti, etc etc)…
It’s now the music and you.
Unadulterated electronic music and you.
If you still don’t understand, well, Robert Basch’s explanation hits the spot.