Made it fairly far (I think) into Kaneshiro's Palace today.
I increasingly realize that it's not just the dungeon maps that I don't care for but the whole dungeon experience.
I am immensely enjoying figuring out how to spend my time each day, getting to know my friends and acquaintances, and learning about the story.
But the actual dungeon crawling and combat and Persona management? It's really not my cup of tea -- even on easy mode, the resource management around SP is becoming a bit stressful.
I'll stick with it because everything else about this game is an absolute masterpiece. But I think what I really want is an expertly-crafted slice-of-life visual novel dating sim without the JRPG parts.
I'm not sure that exists. Even leaving aside the differences in taste of what "expertly-crafted" means, I'm not sure the non-combat portions would have as much impact if you weren't trying to optimize social links and things to benefit it.
It's an interesting problem and one I'll have to start hunting around for.