If you don't like RV cake, it's probably the cake. If it's not DARK burgundy, it's not RV... it's something else with food coloring thrown in, trying to pretend to be RV!
I'm the opposite of newlywedws, though... I'm a RV snob, but for me it HAS to be a really good CC with toasted pecan icing (pecans preferably from trees on the family farm...). I don't really care for the fluffy French bidness, but I'm a dyed-in-the-wool borderline-redneck southerner. (And I dispute any notion that anybody at the Waldorf-Astoria had CRAP to do with the creation of RV cake... it was somebody's sainted, rednecky granny! LOL) I totally understand having preferences, though, so all respect to your position.
And I could eat cream cheese frosting on a hotdog, so I might be a little biased.
PS - no nuts in RV batter, or in CC batter, for that matter, unless specifically requested. Same as all above re: preferences, risk of gasping, heaving, anaphalactic death, etc.