I actually DO enjoy those things. I loved The Walking Dead game! LOVED it! I think it's my highest scoring game this gen... BUT, I don't want those things to come between me and the experience, and that's what I kinda felt happened while playing Etrian and Bravely
I think reading the text is part of the experience in JRPGs. Or at least so I feel. A lot of them take a very visual novel approach to story telling to go in depth as opposed to just telling the story amidst the gameplay. I don't think that kind of approach is for everyone, but I personally like to kick back and read or listen to a lot of dialogue between characters. It also helps if you watch anime because a lot of anime cliches tend to come up in JRPGs, which is really fun for those who appreciate them.