i personally think that RS is pretty good. my only complaints are with the limitations for non members. Yes, the community is annoying, but alot of communities are. The game itself is fun, and yes it does pass the time, and i actually enjoy it. i think i might favor it more because its the first MMO that i was actually able to play on this low spec computer. i get that the community is immature, but it doesn't bother me. i don't really play for the community, but actually meeting someone reasonable in game is more of a treat because of the way the majority is, i think.
there are better looking and better (depending on opinion) games out there, but theres nothing really terribly wrong with RS. Its a choice within many other games.