Me and sermons, we don't really get along.
Back in college Moody had a week every year called "Founder's Week", and famous pastors from around the country came in and spoke and all of our classes were cancelled. Everyone loved it and people drove from all over the city and suburbs to attend. The change of pace was nice but honestly? I slept through most of them. I even slept through Ravi Zacharias. Yeah, I was a dumb college kid that was spending more time socializing than sleeping, but still. It's really hard to hold my attention, even with the best of preachers.
It's partly generational. The whole "art" of preaching seems pretty put on to my generation. When I flip channels and can immediately tell from the lilt of the voice that it's a sermon, I'm immediately uninterested.
It's also that I'm a visual learner and a multi-tasking woman. When the preacher gets up and starts rolling I pay attention for a few minutes but then I begin looking at the hair styles around me, mentally putting together my recipe and grocery list for the week, and considering where we might eat out after church, etc. It's SO HARD to actually be attentive to a sermon! Okay, okay, it's true. If I was really disciplined I'd probably be able to pay attention a lot better than I usually do. I struggle to feel the necessity of it when I benefit so much more from reading. In fact, if you printed out the sermons and I could just read them, we might all do better.
It helps dramatically when I take notes, at least it helps when the pastor actually has an outline. The main pastor at my church is a good speaker but notorious for rabbit trailing, to the extent that last week I started taking notes and then gave up because halfway into the sermon he'd given his first point and everything since was only vaguely related, even if it was all interesting stuff.
There have been a few pastors I've loved. My pastor in college was more of a teacher than a preacher. There were no tricks of the voice, just him talking and walking us through something that he was pondering and analyzing. I could follow that and I absolutely loved it.
Mostly, though, I just don't enjoy sermons at all.