first of all, did you start with 0? that's the type of game where it gets better the more you play. i understand how some people would get bored mainly for the reason of "too many cutscenes" but it's worth it. there's no other game that can combine comedy, tragedy, and idk everything i guess like how yakuza did it. same as judgement, you have to agree the story was great even if the gameplay is not your cup of tea.
if you start with 1, 2, or even 3 then i think it's self explanatory. those games are certainly not the best and are a bit grindy, mostly either played for old times sake or just wanting to continue the story till 7. if you don't enjoy these type of games then most jrpgs are definitely not for you. they're far worse in terms of cutscenes and fillers. for me, the grinding and filler part were actually my favorite. that time of me spending hours just to learn mahjong and some weird ass old card game was oddly.. satisfying. plus every game in the series(except 7) never gets old to repeat all the way. i would watch almost all of the QTEs for hours even until now. i'm just touching the surface here but it's fun :)