Unskippable cutscenes are more of a problem for me, but I do agree. I just want to save my game and jump into NG+ or whatnot. Absolutely no reason to force the vast majority of players to sit through a sequence they don't care about. Put it in the menu & make it skippable.
To be fair, I did think the stuff in Astro was cool, walking on different materials and stuff. It's like the only time I've ever thought rumble was cool, but in general I like to prioritize battery life