well i agree too, on the fact that RPG in theory are way better than dungeon crawls.
but it is also a fact that the majority of RPGs i've played steered me toward the character building and far away from the role and fun. there are very few rpg games that have given me more than that on computer: only the little experience i have in pen and paper rpg was satisfactory in that respect, and i don't even think to anything more recent than the basic DnD!
henceforth i came to like, even if i do not play them a lot, the straightforwardness of the crawl games, they at least do not fail at being rpg, as they don't even try
btw, i'm half a mind to abuse of Telengard right now...