One thing that this thread really illustrates is that you can't actually have an objective debate as to which of RTwP and TB is "better", since the answer is subjectively dependent on each player's preferences.

Two posts up, @GM4Him gives a perfectly rational explanation of why TB is preferable, but the rationale is based on personal likes and dislikes. If another player's preferences are the opposite of @GM4Him, that player would conclude that RTwP is preferable.

The more RPGs I play, the more I wish they would emphasise other aspects of roleplaying than combat/conflict, which is almost always the most lame part of the game.