It’s sometimes difficult to determine if it’s the first-person point of view or the use of present tense that distresses some readers. I, of course, have my own opinion about the use of first person and present tense. Instead of dismissing them in general, I base my opinion on the individual books. Writing in first person as well as writing in present tense can be tricky. Some books I’ve read succeed. Others don’t.
There are many more highly successful books in first person than you may think. In my research on this subject, I encountered an article by Diane Callahan that covers the topic much better that I could. If this is something about which you’re interested in learning more, click on The Complete Guide to Writing Fiction in First Person at this link: https://medium.com/swlh/the-complete-guide-to-writing-fiction-in-first-person-d1aedc104cab
Whether you're a reader or a writer, do you have a bias?