I love pixelart and programming. I'm also in love with games and I buy way too many indie games.
Misao, Mad Father, Crooked man, Witches House, castle wars are only a few examples of RPG Maker games that weren't RPG's. In fact, they played out more like horror games. There are tons of games like this made on Vx Ace, and any RPG Maker for that matter. Trust me, if you'll just look around, you'll find plenty of games that are made on RPG Maker that aren't even close to your standard RPG's. And RMN (Rpgmaker.net) has a Non-rpg game of the year prize.