Passages from historical romance books and stories can be lyrical and beautiful. They can also make my eyes glaze over faster than someone reading to me from the Dow Jones Average. For some reason, I'm not big on historical stuff.
I don't care for the stilted speech. Hell, I can't understand some of it.
The stuffy clothing of the times doesn't suit me.
Flowery descriptive passages bore me to tears.
Elmore Leonard once said something about writing, and leaving out the parts people tend to skip. That's totally my philosophy.
The original LOL cat: 1905 cat postcard by Harry Whittier Frees
I know there are zillions of fans of historical romance, and plenty of people who are happy to write it. I think that's great. Different strokes, folks. I don't judge what anybody likes to read or write. I like gay erotic romance, some people might not. I prefer third person point of view over first person. Again, merely my preference. Different is good.
If we were all the same, I'd worry about a shortage of Little Debbie chocolate brownies. That could be bad.