My J-45 is not the easiest guitar I've ever played. (There! I said it! On the Gibson Forum!)
There's a couple Gibsons, a couple Martins, and my blueridge out there by which I set my standard for acoustics "that play like butter." These are individual guitars that happened to be set up perfectly for my style, skill level, finger strength, good habits, bad habits etc. The gibbys and martins belonged to other people and I was lucky enough to plunk down the cash for Maggie the Blueridge, my weather beater. This baby is forgiving. She doesn't buzz if I can manage to throw my fingers on the frets...Course the tone is nowhere near the heaven that can be achieved with the j-45 even when fretted properly. It's just good enough.
I'm working out the kinks that's bringing me and Trigger (j-45) together as one. I'm not a tech or luthier but I'd ask yours if you need a truss rod adjustment. It opened the sweet spot up on mine a bit. I'm experimenting with String gauges and picks. And watching the humidity. Then of course there's that pesky little thing called good technique. ;)