I agree in how I can see the other viewpoint. However, overall the game has looting, level progression with skilltrees(somewhat), stats, your units all have special abilities. The real question should be how is DoWII an RTS? haha I kid(not really..), in any case I am on the it's an RPG hybrid side similiar to what Mass Effect could be considered.
Still catching up with the podcasts, right now I reached the Dragon Age II discussion one.
I will also so I agree with your view on Fallout: New Vegas.
However I highly disagree with your views on: Xenogears, Kingdom Hearts, The World Ends with You, and some other titles.
Lastly I will say that due to your guys talking about it I will be picking up 999, I was interested in it a while back, however I just never got around to getting it.