I couldn’t agree more. I liked those films, but it would have been awesome if Peter Quill had been played more like Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Little China. A P.O.V. character who only thinks he’s the protagonist.
See also: Harry Potter.
I think with GotG specifically, they were going for a real Indiana Jones homage by making him somewhat hapless, but they forgot the most important part of Raiders - that Jones accomplishes absolutely nothing except for leading the Nazis to the macguffin.