You can do that in the other games too. It’s called a casual Speedrun. The difference is you can do a faster run in the other games and still play most of the content; in ER to not take forever you’d have to skip a lot.I thought like this until my realisation that the game isn’t designed for 100% runs.
You can do a fresh play through in like 10 hours if you know what items you want and plan accordingly.
I think the gradual mastery of the world through game knowledge is where the joy of Elden Ring is.
But half the novelty of Elden Ring (besides the new setting/lore), is supposed to be the open world. I got a Souls-like open world and it was good, but I don’t see the point in rushing through it like that. I had a comfy playthrough of it and I’m satisfied with that.