I wasn't much of a fan of Dark Souls compared to Demon's Souls. Dark Souls 2 was even worse. Dark Souls 3 was truly very fun, and Bloodborne was alright. So some people like them all, some people only like 1 or 2 entries. At the very least I would try Dark Souls 3 or Bloodborne, because they have a very different atmosphere to Dark Souls.
Happy to find another DeS>DS guy. I think we’re pretty rare :P
@OP: Dark Souls is a polarizing game, so it’s totally normal to think poorly of it. Personally, I love the risk-and-reward combat, the interconnected level design, the thick atmosphere, and the figure-it-out-for-yourself gameplay.