I am not an Old Testament guy....at all. I mean, as a Christian I understand its importance in the grand scheme of salvation history. As a Biblical Studies major, I realize its significance both on its own and as a precursor and illuminator of the NT, as well as valuable for historical Jesus research, etc. However, I do not enjoy Hebrew. I don't enjoy trying to remember Old Testament chronology. I don't enjoy trying to pronounce those crazy names (Maher-shalal-hash-baz anyone?). I'm not particularly interested in rabbinic literature. And whereas I'm thrilled (for whatever reason) with NT Textual and Source Criticism, the idea of doing OT textual criticism bores me to tears!
Now, I'm not saying this to down people who are involved in OT studies primarily (although you are an odd bunch. Everyone knows NT studies is where it's at). That was a confession before a question. What is your least favorite aspect of Biblical Studies? I am not asking what you think is the least important (I realize how important all of the above stuff is and I read it because it is important, I just don't enjoy it), but I am asking you what you loathe...what do you dread doing despite the fact that it's necessary?