Back when I started playing RPGs they were by far the last option I would cheat on but as time passed, I changed my perspective.
If I have a good game but with some â€œarguableâ€ design choices and I'm still liking the game, instead of just dropping it, I'll use a cheat.
For example, not everybody wants to die a thousand times in Demon's Soul in order to enjoy it, that why some people, myself included, used the soul glitch from the asian version.
Other games I can happily remember cheating were Odin Sphere, SMT Nocturne, Dragon Quest VIII.
Interesting is that in other difficult games I simply take the challange and actually enjoy them a lot. I don't have a rule but I say if the game starts being more work than fun, use cheats before you start hating it.