I think I'm probably one of the few who actually enjoyed Amalur.
I agree that the quests are pretty damn horrible, and considering it was written by Mister Drow, the races were unbelievably bland and boring, but... and here's the but, it really appeals to the Diablo Loot Whore to me, and I really enjoy the fighting, and how you can mix and match styles at your leisure. I was playing a thief/sorcerer, and it was immensely fun. I also think I nearly completed each quest, but yes, the last two zones are where you just tend to start to get bored. I rushed through em myself.