I don't recall exactly when management games became unpopular. One day we were mastering the systems of "Theme" this or "Tycoon" that, and almost certainly dabbling in the field of dungeon administration, but then suddenly we weren't.
So, when A Game of Dwarvesappeared, I was pleasantly surprised. Despite the thematic similarities, it's far more Dungeon Keeper than Dwarf Fortress, focusing more on simpler tasks than the simulation of a colony of dwarfs.
I was optimistic, one might even say excited, as I set myself on the path to rebuilding the dwarf kingdom. Now I'm just a wee bit disappointed.