Edit: In what order did you watch the movies? If your first impression of the Jedi were the Jedi in Episode I, then I can see why you see Jedi as boring.
Before i played Kotor ,SW was just a silly movie to me,didn't pay much attention and didn't know what was going on,only watched small parts from different episodes.
First i played Kotor ,got hooked up on SW then i watched more carefully episodes 1,2,4,5,6,3,in that order.
If you watch SW in the 80s and 90s for the first time ofc Yoda and Kenobi are gonna be interesting,ect,ect.After i played kotor 2 and looked up stuff regarding the EU up untill the Ruusan Reformation,the jedi in the movies were kinda uninteresting to me.As i said some jedi are cool,but they are from the EU.Its just my pov.
edit:And that tendency follows in that game,imo the sith protagonists in swtor are more interesting than their jedi counterparts.