I used to be a better role player. I know I was. I have great memories focused on the character relationships in different game systems (WarHammer FRP, Feng Shui, Werewolf), run by different GMs for different groups.
I blame 4e and miniatures for some of it. But most of it is me. I don’t seem to be capable of immersion anymore. I know longer play just for the love of playing. I play to spend time with my friends. RPGs have become my board games, but I’m still enough of a role player at heart for that to bug me.