My sense is you've waded in too deep, you're confused, you don't know whether it's a pleasure or a chore anymore, you yearn for release but feel compelled to see it through now, so you tell yourself its a pleasure, its a pleasure, being stuck in this dungeon is probably good for me, bread and water every day, but look at my abs!
Maybe the very fact of us going so wildly offtopic almost instantly just goes to show why novels that go from A to B with proper character development etc. are still around but are no longer in tune with the times.
i have noticed this tendency, when anything vaguely big gun is raised. a load of people (i'm including myself) pile in with opinions, but after a page or so, it becomes very clear that no one has read the said big gun, then it descends into general chat. i mean, its like the pub innit. we're not writing books here