I only care about female and male protagonist in Survival Horror games though. In an RPG, the main character just serves as your avatar, it doesn't really matter the sexual orientation of the character (most of the time anyway). That's why I like silent protagonist so much, they can accomplish much more for the type of game they are put on -- this being an RPG.
This doesn't mean that I don't like a protagonist that express himself, but developers have to find a fine line between the game they are making, the story the are going to tell to the player and not putting any of those things above the gameplay. After all, they are making a video game right?
That's why I think that games like Dragon Quest VIII for example are so enjoyable. But maybe that's just me.
(because, these days, developers seem to think that games that play themselves are "cool")
They are only experiencing with their gameplay mechanics, I'm pretty sure some developers will learn from their mistakes.