Great way to get to know what you like, especially in regards to hops and base grains. Then take the ones you like and slowly add small percentages of one c malt per batch to get a feel for the difference in taste, body, color, etc. It can be along process and requires patience but there's always beer as a reward for your efforts.
I did smach beers with just 2 row and lots of different hops years ago. Enjoyed every single one...they were light colored and light bodied but full of flavor and aroma.
Got me thinking about doing a smash with a few different base malts in regards to my quest for a new IPA recipe...MO, GP yet to try for IPA, already tried 6 row...negative...too...dare I say it..."grainy"