I thought so too, but don't write them off yet. I swapped my uomo but now I miss it imensly. I recenly smelled Santalo, Musk and a few others and now I think they're wonderfull.
You can recognise a Villoresi by miles. They have got a pure,raw,honest quality that is rarely found in fragrances today. And not everyone likes that (my wife for example)
The only think that "bothers" me about them is the image they have tend to bit a bit serious or boring maybe.
Dark blue bottles, dramatic descriptions and indeed very serious fragances.
Let them rest for a while and I assure you, you will be liking them in a few weeks , or months even.
I don't have a single Villoresi in my collection anymore, much to my regret, but with the zillion new niche houses rising today it is the "classic" niche houses I want to go back to these days.(For example , I recently fell in love with some L'Artisan samples I had again , but that's another story.)