Have you read more than just one chapter of Philosopher's Stone, Ozhaggis? I had exactly the same attitude toward the books less than four weeks ago, and now I can't wait for the next book. The story isn't high literature, but nor is it low brow kid's entertainment. As for pushing yourself to get through a slow start, I'm told by sources I consider very reliable that the same applies to Lord of the Rings. If I let a slow beginning turn me off a series, then I'm going to miss out on a good yarn. Don't let an immature perception of what someone tells you to believe determine what you decide to read. Read the series, and decide for yourself.