I ask you a simple question.
"Why do you play Forum RPG's?"
I know for me, I like creating a character and getting into the mind of that character. Taking parts from my favorite character archetypes and my own personality. I feel like every character I create, has a bit of me in him or her.
By roleplaying, i feel as i can look at situations from different points of view and tell a story. Whether it be one of learning about one self, overcoming a troubled childhood, or breaking out of one's shell. Its something that makes me think and write.