Quick story: I was watching a semiconductor course of Prof. Lundstrom. When he started mentioning quantum stuff I knew that I have to learn QM to really understand what it means. I found MIT 8.04 by Prof. Zweibach. It was all nice and cool but...
Whenever Professor mentions about an experiment and how its results yield "unintuitive explanations" of quantum mechanics, I ask myself "but what did really happen? What conclusions would I end up with if I was there?"
As I googled some stuff, I learned that there are quite a few interpretations of QM with 42 percent favoring the Copenhagen interpretation. I noticed how there were people like me, saying "ok, this result from the experiment can also be explained with my interpretation" (with the only difference being I, as a novice, currently have no invented personal interpretation). My favorite (already existing interpretation) so far is quantum information theory. [Edit after comment: Not QIT, my intention was Information based interpretation]
I am not qualified in physics as Bohr or Schrödinger but I know that "Entities should not be multiplied without necessity." (Ockham's razor) I feel like this whole "wavefunctions collapsing and spooky actions" situation is a bit far-fetched. Again, I am not a physicist but I know how it feels to understand a new concept. In maths, physics, and chemistry I always can see why the scientists concluded in some specific way and nearly every time I find myself saying "Ok if I was in their place; I would have concluded the same. I can come up with the same explanation if I was stuck alone on an island, without hearing about these scientists' ideas. (If I can live for 1000 years with enough supply of pen and paper)".
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), my first attempt at learning QM is different than my other learning experiences. Now I need a good guide for learning QM but in an interpretation agnostic fashion. I don't think that the current most popular interpretation of QM is "the best explanation" of nature (and physicists don't seem to agree with each other either).
I want your guidance (book names, research topics, etc.) in an agnostic learning journey of quantum mechanics.