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I agree about the Fantasy/Dungeon theme, but despite its consistently low votes in these type of polls it does seem to resonate with the casual gamer outside of BGG and remain popular.
I've found the opposite - non-geek players are rarely interested in even trying fantasy themed games. Non-geek women tend to be put off by sci-fi, war, and westerns. Nexus ops' combination of dragons, giant spiders, and sci-fi soldiers is a disaster when I try to play it with casual non-geek players.
They all love Pandemic and Ticket to ride tho.