Sure. That’s fair. And good idea to separate the trends too. 🙂
I’m sure there are very good boardgames around nowadays. Just not up to date on that info. 🙂
As a personal point of view, what I’m looking for in a RPG is to be able to do anything (possible within the setting), which is how I learned to play when I was a kid (damn I’m old 😉 😛 ), and how I’m GMing.
Only thing I’m trying to say is: okay, I agree with you: boardgames, wargames, computer games can be fun (or boring, just like rpgs). I’m just saying they are not rpgs because they don’t allow you to do anything possible within the setting. They just allow you to flollow their rules. 🙂
That’s all. 🙂