This could also be called the "You might be a heathen outcast if..." thread (with apologies to Jeff Foxworthy).
The idea for this post has been percolating in my head for a couple of weeks now, triggered by a couple of comments in other posts as well as a comment Rabbit made on the podcast week before last (his "shame" at not liking Halo, if I remember correctly). So what things do you feel like you should enjoy but, at the end of the day, just don't do it for you? This is not limited to games only: books, food, music, or whatever else is all fair game. I'll go first with some of mine:
George R. R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice: Almost everyone seems to regard this as being one of the pinnacles of fantasy writing. I find it mostly long and mostly boring with a few high points. I realize that, having not even finished the second book, I am not in a position to offer any sort of criticism of this series. The problem is that I probably never will because I will probably never finish it.
Radiohead: So I bought The Bends when it came out because most of my friends at the time were raving about how awesome it was. To me it was "meh". When OK Computer came out I decided maybe it was me and I'd give them a second chance, so I picked it up. I still don't get it. It's not that I think their music sucks; it's just that I don't see what the big deal is.
Philip K. Dick's Work: He is one of the seminal science fiction authors of all time. I get that. But, I just cannot read his writing, despite procuring a number of his novels and collections of short stories over the years. I try and read something by him every couple of years. I did slog through Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. And it was a slog. My inability to read these books is probably my biggest shame. Well, of the sort we are talking about here anyway...
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: I watched this one while it was being developed for what seemed like forever, despairing of it ever being released. Then one day, it actually was. I picked this up on launch day, told my boss that I was "working from home", and fired that mother up. I tried to like it, I really did. But I just couldn't go on after about five-ish hours. Maybe I'll try it again sometime, but I doubt it.
Anyway, these are some of my secret shames. What are yours?