I love Civ games. I love history. I watch the Game King's Let's Plays of EUIV and think, "this game is right up my alley", yet whenever I sit down to play it myself, I am confronted by all the sliders and submenus and get bored really fast. Similarly, I hear people's tales of shenanigans in Crusader Kings 2, and it sounds awesome, but I haven't been able to sustain interest for more than a few hours.
I think that I love space/planet exploration games, but keep bouncing off of them, especially No Man's Sky (even after the patch) and The Outer Wilds. As much as I dig the concept, the moment-to-moment experience of playing them leaves me cold.
Are there any games that you think are in your wheelhouse, but somehow they aren't? Or is there a type of game you keep thinking that you like, even though experience shows that you don't?