Older games are more instant gratification. Chrono Trigger's target audience can't be much older than 15 or something. Gotta keep the attention span going. You get a modern RPG like Oblivion and that requires a lot of time to get anything rewarding from it except not really because it's shit anyway and I guess because it's targetted at 30 year olds is basically why it plays with CSPAN with more castrated flaming vampire corpses nailed to the wall.
I really wish I had an imagination though. I don't even daydream much anymore.
It's not really a big deal though. Lots of people have uninteresting ideas.