That's not true. There was also a time when FPS' and realtime strategies didn't work with pads (and to someone like me, they still don't), but they are now commonplace. Everything works with pads now.Turn based games don't work that well on pads.
The ones yearning for those games out loud isn't, but there's nothing to say that an average Steve-the-teen who's never touched an RPG wouldn't get excited about a well made game like that. People are not that rigid.The core traditional rpgs crowd is not that big.
I've seen posts that lean heavily on that side. Majority (around here) probably doesn't, but there's always people going against novelty ideas like turnbased with arguments like "TB doesn't sell" instead of "I don't like TB" (what's with that? why should the customer care about sells if all he wants is a fun product?).Btw, I don't think anybody here wants a pure shooter