I'm fine with people counting Zelda as an RPG, I do. In particular, blah, blah, blah, Zelda 2 had a level system, blah, blah, blah, there is an inherent difference in style from CoD.
But also I think it's not worth discussing. We used to argue about secret of mana and secret of evermore being RPGs. According the the box art, they are not RPGs, they are action/adventure:
But really, who the hell cares? Call them whatever you want.
Unrelated, but I just saw a picture of this and had to suppress my gag reflex:
That is just f*cking disgusting.