We seem to have a lot of gamers in our midst, so I figured I'd bring up the subject of the classic PC RPGs of the late nineties. It's my opinion that, as a rule of thumb, in terms of storytelling and the overall experience, they greatly exceed most of the comparable things on the market these days, largely because a lot of them really did focus on setting and story - to the point where actually gameplay mechanics have noticeably suffered.
My favourites would be PlaneScape: Torment and Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura. I've been meaning to check out Baldur's Gate too, but haven't gotten around to it.
What does everyone else think?