The word "cliche" gets overused/misused. When saying that, usually people mean "tropes" and that just means that it's not your type of story. No need to deem the whole trope evil just because you're in the mood for something else at the moment.
I think a good, old-fashioned good vs evil trope will never go out of style.
Give me the dragons, elves and fairies, the traditional 4 elements (water, earth, wind, fire) and vampires with the same traits as all vamps you've ever read about.
Encountering familiar tropes helps in understanding the story. If everything is completely new, it's easy to get lost.