As someone who personally loves It Follows, I definitely see why anyone would be less favorable towards it. One of my roommates loathed the movie for similar reasons as you stated. But having just seen it again a few days ago, I'm still infatuated with the film. There's something about the emptiness of the characters and setting that I'm attracted to, sort of the same way I love Bret Easton Ellis. It's all very coldly written, almost to a fault. But unlike the mostly unlikable characters he writes about in his books, I find the characters in It Follows to just be normal, believable kids. Is it scary? Not really. But it certainly, at least to me, is eerie throughout. Plus, throw in some lush cinematography and a stellar soundtrack from Disaterpeace, and I do think it is a great success for independent horror.
As for some recent watches (well, recent as in what I can remember since last posting)...
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Whedon, 2015) - 3.5/5
Ex Machina (Garland, 2015) - 4.5/5
Mad Max (Miller, 2015) - 5/5
Jurassic World (Trevorrow, 2015) - 3/5
Inside Out (Docter, 2015) - 4/5
009 Re:Cyborg (Kamiyama, 2012) - 3.5/5
Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) - 3.5/5
While We're Young (Baumbach, 2015) - 4/5
Date Night (Levy, 2010) - 2/5
Trainwreck (Apatow, 2015) - 3.5/5
X-Men: Days of Future Past "Rogue Cut" (Singer, 2014) - 4/5
QUICK NOTES: I found Mad Max to be one of the greatest English-language action films I've ever in years. Ant-Man and Avengers were typical fun entries in the MCU (which I'm getting worn out on). I still think Days of Future Past is a solid adaptation of the source material. Trainwreck is typical Judd Apatow comedy that I eat right up, although I did find it to be more sincere than his previous films. While We're Young yet again confirms that I am a Baumbach fanboy. And Ex Machina is a phenomenal character study.