I am kinda annoyed by either - the people who demand to watch the story - and the people who demand to spacebar.
I skip when everyone does it, but I don't mind watching the story. hell I still don't even mind the esseles/black talon story much. (though I'd say it's hard to find anyone who's never done it)
what I'd do if I wanted to see the story, tell people that you want to see it right away - or if they're ******es just not mention it at all and pretend it's not you who's not skipping
OR roll a tank with your first char. if people don't like it... let them have fun finding someone to replace you