I'm still a Braxton newbie, but I find him both fascinating and baffling. I want to learn more, but it doesn't help that there are about a bajillion recordings to choose from, many of them pricey multi-CD sets.
I once took a girl on our first date to a show called "The Boston Braxton Project", consisting entirely of Braxton compositions. (The only performer I can remember is Taylor Ho Bynum. Unfortunately I forget the names of the other players.) Her tastes ran more towards top 40 and Cantonese pop but she was a real good sport and made it through the whole show. Probably should have just taken her to a movie though.