I’ve always struggled with FP POV. I don’t know what it is about it that makes me uncomfortable, I just prefer to read and write in 3rd person. It would be interesting to see if any academic studies have been done on why people prefer one POV over the other. I suspect people who prefer 1st person POV are empathetic and people who prefer 3rd person POV are sympathetic.
Present tense is something I’ve only come across recently and it does take a lot of getting used to. Every now and again I’ll hit a tense change and it’ll break the spell. That seems to be less of an issue for me in past tense, unless the writer gets it really wrong.