I remember people saying that about BG...thought it was ridiculous then, and still do. Every major RPG release has "saved the RPG" according to somebody. Predicting that the RPG was dead got to be a very common refrain years ago(along with predicting that "the PC is dead," and so on.) They said it with the Witcher series, etc. BG was the result of the fact that the RPG had never died, of course, and that there was much pent-up desire for the genre. It's odd to see people grope for page hits with "X is dead" articles (It's even been done with God, who by definition cannot die...;)), but even odder still to see people agreeing with the doom and gloom, imo.
It is well known that I cannot err--and so, if you should happen across an error in anything I have written you can be absolutely sure that *I* did not write it!...;)