Very good questions!
As a relatively new Scriabin convert that comes from where you are now, I can provide some thoughts.
First, I see him spelled Scriabin everywhere.
Chopin used to be (and is probably still) my favorite composer. And throughout the years some people have recommended Scriabin to me as similar to Chopin but whenever I attempted listening to his music, I was put off. However, much later I discovered that his style changed drastically and went from a very Chopinesque to avant-garde and atonal. However the good thing is this change was very gradual and follows his opus numbers. So, he has roughly three periods:
- Early: up to op.30
- Middle: up to op.50
- Late: after op.50
It's very important that you start with the early period and stay there "safely" until you feel the need to go next. I don't say I can listen everything but I have progressed through the early and most of the middle period and have even listened to his late period. Well, I'm not advocating his late music but there are some pieces there that I simply adore. But I can perfectly understand people who will be utterly disgusted by them 😀
Anyway, another thing I noticed with Scriabin is that many pieces that I love now and can't get enough of them, were kind of "going nowhere" on first listen. This is really odd and probably sounds like snobbery but I have never experienced anything like that with other composers. I can't describe why that is but it's a very interesting phenomenon that I have with all of his music.
Finally, it's an acquired taste in a way. Maybe it's not for everybody, as some people will prefer beer while others will love wine 😆
And shamelessly a bit of my own recordings of Scriabin so far, mostly early and middle period pieces.
Op.2, No.1 - This is the only piece by Scriabin that I liked and learned to play long before I started liking Scriabin (unfortunately I recorded it after I received my N1X and I haven't played piano for almost a month at that time and so it's not my best playing of this work and I have a few small mistakes 🙁 ):
Op.9, No.1 for the left hand alone:
Op.32, No.1 (maybe my favorite work by Scriabin):