I've always thought of myself as an "RTS player". Age of Empires 2 was the first game I paid full price for, and for a few years as a teen I would wake up at 5:30 and play StarCraft: Brood Wars until breakfast.
My fraternity brothers and I played Dawn of War, Command and Conquer: Generals, Company of Heroes, and pretty much every other RTS game that came out while I was at college.
In the last 5-10 years, I have spent much less time playing games in the genre than I used to. I told myself that it was because there just weren't as many good RTS games.
But I don't think that's the whole story - I played the AoE2 HD remake only a few times. When StarCraft HD was released, I bought it immediately, but only played one match.
Recently I noticed that while I haven't been playing traditional RTS games, some of my most-played games of the last 5 years look very... RTS-like.
See the game depicted in this screenshot: Banished.
There are no human enemies. Accumulating food and shelter to survive the winter is a difficult challenge. And winter happens every year!
My first few games ended with most of my population starving over the winter within a year or two. I got hooked.
Side note: one of the most expensive buildings in the game is the Town Hall, which has no effect in the game except to show you graphs over time for every variable in the game, like educated versus uneducated population, or food and wood stores. I love this.