Look, I'm of the opinion that most video game stories are utter trash. There, I said it.
That being said, I have never, ever skipped a cut-scene during my first playthrough of a video game and I never will. How about you?
If I'm going to be investing 10-60 hours of my life in this bloody video game, I feel like I owe it to myself to have some vague understanding of why I'm shooting/punching/stabbing these guys? Surely that's vaguely important.
Yet I still here about people who bloody skip cut-scenes altogether. What is wrong with you people?