I have always found Revelation to be deeply moving and soul-satisfying. The Gospels -- especially the synoptics -- leave me a little cold. When I started out in ministry, a lot of clergy liked preaching from the Prophets (so they could talk about their political agenda) and the Gospels (so they could moralize). Revelation doesn't lend itself to either.
I outgrew the breathless anticipation and puzzle-solving that keep so many prophecy-mongers going. Revelation seems more, well, liturgical to me. It's full of the language that we employ in our worship. Also, in Revelation things of cosmic and personal significance are demonstrated, not explained.
It helps to have a background in language and literature when studying the Bible -- especially Revelation. The first thing you've always gotta do is to OUTLINE the book. When you know how the structure supports itself, you've got a guide to understanding the contents. Then, too, you have to know your Old Testament, how the ancients used symbols, how poetry is made, ancient history, etc. Explaining all that is my job: part Professor of Ancient Literature, part Pastor.