I'm starting to think about setting Dracula aside. It's one I've been wanting to read for a long time, but now that I've started it it's kind of boring me. I feel a little guilty because I love modern Vampire stories, and I was really looking forward to reading one of the books that set up a lot of the mythology they use.
I was exactly in the same situation as you, as you I like modern vampire stories and I wanted to read the "origin" of the vampire, but Dracula is really old now and comparing with novels of our days, I found it slow and quite boring. I finished it though, but because I wanted to finish it, not because I was enjoying it.