and from what I've seen, home brew is mostly dark beer.
Boy, are you in for a surprise. Some of my favorite beers are so light and clear, you can read through them (Munich Helles, Pilsner, even a pale ale ).
Also, don't write off dark beers totally. Maybe what you don't like is roastiness, but there are tons of dark beers that don't emphasize that.
Also, be aware with a pilsner kit, you'll need someway to control fermentation temperature at a low level ( 50-55F).
Welcome to your new obsession.