Think I'm wrong? Go find a RPG fan who doesn't long to see another Ultima III-VII, Bard's Tale, Wizardry, Might and Magic, Wasteland, Gold Box series, etc. Games today do it with better graphics, sound, animation, etc. Few measure up to the "antiques".
Eh... I cut my teeth on Wizardry and Bard's Tale, as well as a ton of RPGs spat out by SSI back in the day (Phantasie, Wizard's Crown, Shard of Spring, Star Command, Roadwar 2000...) and I think a lot of these simply don't hold up any more. In particular, Wizardry 1-5, Ultima 1-3 and all the Bard's Tales are really not worth going back to play, in my opinion, unless you have a fetish for graph paper (well, not for Ultima). If you slapped an automap on Wizardry 1 beating it would be a joke, and in addition to "graphics, sound and animation," you really have to add "plot and characterization", two elements which were generally not major concerns in the early CRPGs.
Games like Baldur's Gate, Planescape, Arcanum, Fallout, Gothic and the Elder Scrolls games absolutely do surpass most of the hoary old titles, in my opinion, and I'd say that second or third tier games like Icewind Dale or Dungeon Siege would be equal to or better than most of the listed titles even without the graphics, sound, etc. Wasteland does still stand as one of the finest RPGs ever made, though, or it would if it weren't for the read-the-paragraph-out-of-the-manual garbage that makes it all but unplayable by modern standards. A shame, that.