I don't really understand the point of posting this from the OP's perspective. Everyone has things they are interested in, and things they aren't interested in. And they are probably not alone. Think of it as a mad lib:
"__________ projects are boring for me and a turnoff, and I don't think I'm alone."
Now replace the blank with these: CRM, ERP, Mobile App, Big data, PaaS, Marketing, E-commerce... the list could go on forever. All true for some swath of the populous. But who cares?
Austen - to bring it closer to home let's talk about your project:
"I'm working on Servant which introduces standard formats for the most popular types of content (Blog Posts, Products, Events, Reviews, etc.), offers hosting for them in the cloud along with a powerful API to access them."
I first heard about the semantic web in 2001-2002. Since then I bet I've seen pitches or been asked to join a dozen or more companies attempting to normalize the Internet. Really, none of them have worked and frankly when I hear someone trying to do it my attitude is somewhere around "meh, good luck with that!"
So back to my original question: what was the point of this post? You're obviously not looking for a job, or looking to join another venture. I don't understand the relevance of the types of companies that bore you.
My point: I hope the FD community is more interested in networking and helping move projects forward - not tell what's likely to be a good chunk of participants that their social ideas are boring, not innovative, and are 6 years behind the competition.
I'm not part of a social project, but I know a hell of a lot of people who are - some of who are doing just fine and having no problem recruiting engineers.