imho, first-person is not the best POV to tell a story.
Don't get me wrong, it can be an incredible tool to do amazing things with a story, but I've found more often than not, inexperienced writers like to go with first-person because it's easier. When an experienced, talented writer chooses to go with first-person, I don't dislike it, because it's well done.
More often than not, I prefer third-person! There's just so much more you can do with it. The stance of the narrator can have a huge impact on the story, too.
There's the neutral narrator, or the narrator that only explains what the characters are doing.
Then there's the judgmental narrator, when the story is told, still third-person, but from the voice of the character the chapter is following. Judgmental narrator is my favorite, because you can do things like make your readers realize that they may not be able to trust the narrator unconditionally, which makes for such an interesting dynamic!
Once again, first-person isn't always awful, so long as it's done well. In my own opinion, though, third-person is superior. Both can be so, so good, if you have the right author!