Agreed. And I think that opinion may be a bit more popular than you realize. Although I definitely wouldn't consider it a bust, as I enjoyed it at the time, it's difficult to return to. Even gen 6 can be jarring upon revisitation.
They were games of the era. Turn based JRPG's were all the rage, 3D platformers were popular and the console alone gave us many great IP's like; MGS, GTA, Tomb Raider, Tekken, Silent Hill, Resident Evil etc etc. Its kinda like you had to have been there :P
But yeah playing them now and comparing them to modern games, early 3D games haven't aged well. There are some select titles like FF7, 8 and 9 that are timeless but there arent that many lol. Same can be said about most games from PS2/GC/Xbox era.