Indeed, Bereishit 28:7 states:
|ז וַיִּשְׁמַע יַעֲקֹב, אֶל-אָבִיו וְאֶל-אִמּוֹ; וַיֵּלֶךְ, פַּדֶּנָה אֲרָם.||7 and that Jacob hearkened to his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddan-aram;|
Hirhurim post about a beautiful wife, and how one should be attracted to his wife.)
To me, this seems akin to innovating a criticism of one of the Avos. Not to say that this is not doable, but everybody talks about it when Ramban is critical of Avraham, and when he is critical of Sarah. This would be, then, another example, this time from Rabbenu Bachya. On the other hand, perhaps he considers this just a clarification of what Chazal actually meant, such that it is not he who is criticizing Yaakov Avinu.
This perush goes against modern sensibilities, for we look at the story of Yaakov working for 7 years (and then an additional 7!) for his destined mate as something extremely romantic, and beautiful -- certainly nothing to criticize him for. And I believe that this ethos is present even in the Biblical text itself, without having to really read anything into it. But this perush might well reflect the sensibilities in Rabbenu Bachya's community, at his time. See once again Dixie Yid's post about Yitzchak first marrying Rivkah before coming to love her, as a possible optimal approach.