Being on a bike is being on a bike. Bike is what brings us all together here. So it doesn't matter if we riding dirt, pavement, downhill, jumping, BMX, MTX... is all about being kids on bikes.
But seriously, I've only picked up road biking for 3 months now and it has mad a ton of difference in my MTB riding. And life in general.
Besides, there are more chicks riding road bikes then there are riding MTB right???