If it would help you to stoke that dismay, may I offer that it's not just Dark Souls that I don't like, but Bloodborne too. They just don't click with me, and it is time that we all accepted this.
Believe me: nobody is more dismayed than I that I don't really like these games which so many people insist are among the greatest games of all time. I mean, it's not even just the gameplay; even on an aesthetic level I find them off-putting. It's like having a late-80s/early-90s thrash metal album cover thrust repeatedly into my face, while somebody keeps kicking my legs out from underneath me.
On an entirely objective intellectual level, I fully understand the argument that Dark Souls is one of the greatest video game series of all time. Clearly, there's something very pure about it, that it's very addictive, and all that. The important thing is this: me not liking a thing you like doesn't discount your own experience of that thing.
Gaming is a broad church, encompassing all manner of genres, and settings. What I want from games isn't necessarily what you want, and - seriously, now - you've got to stop trying to force your tastes upon other people, because it hardly ever works.
And now I'm going to do this: tell you precisely why that is. Or, more likely, set out with the intention to do that, and go off at some other tangent.