10th Anniversary Classic Rant: Holy Crap: Ironic History
All that's missing is the stereotypical "Nah, this stuff will never go anywhere" comment.
Take a look at this real review of the original D&D:
Of course, that shows just how paradigm-shattering D&D really was. And that it was an utterly different hobby. Fortunately, RPGs had the balls to go out on their own as their own hobby, and capture the zeitgeist.