A meaningless Rorschach test that doesn't provide any actual useful information? Yep, sounds about right.I have mentioned this before, but I think Alignments work exceptionally well as something analogous to zodiac signs.
Yeah, this is actually pretty nifty.You aren't evil, but you were born under the Chaotic Evil stars, which is wrapped up in your fate and how you connect to the magical world and which gods have an interest in you, and so on. If you do this, you can include alignment mechanics while not lashing players to certain play behaviors. A paladin can be born under an evil star -- maybe that is why they became a paladin in the first place -- and counts as "evil" for spell and other magical effects.