The answer for me is yes. A game that kicks my butt usually motivates me to play it more. I don't like games getting the best of me!! Franchises include XCOM, DarkSouls/Bloodborne, Divinity Original Sin. As long as the game is fair, I'm cool with it. Sure it stresses me out at times, but in the end, there is a satisfaction from finally beating it.
What about you, SW? Do you enjoy games that challenge you?