Yeah, I definitely recognize it as my own failings as a viewer more than anything. For whatever reason, for the past several years I've had a really hard time giving my full focus to almost any film I see, so the more dry and austere it is, the harder time I have engaging with it, even if I can appreciate its strengths. I'm hoping it's just youthful hormones keeping my mind a mess and that sometime in my 30s I'll be able to become a far more serious and obnoxious film geek than I am now. This is what J. Hoberman said about Bresson:
Bluntly put, to not get Bresson is to not get the idea of motion pictures—it's to have missed that train the Lumiére brothers filmed arriving at Lyon station 110 years ago.