Truly some amazing arguments here. Sheer powerful points such as "I don’t know what it is but the game, to me, just feels tedious" and "I’m 10-12 h in and simply don’t get hooked" provide the backbone for a well thought-out critique and thus justification of why Dark Souls is truly overrated. You sir have convinced me - it went from being one of my favorite games ever to being a title which I genuinely hate and I am now calling up Sony support as we speak to see if I can get a possible refund. I didn't think it could be done, but you did it.
I’m truly sorry for having a different subjective opinion than you.
Just out of curiosity, how many hours should I play before it becomes more fun?