All the things that bogged 3.5 are streamlined in 4. Whether it is a ROLE or ROLL playing game is up to the people at the table. CharGen takes a few minutes instead of an hour. Simply put, the game isn't in the way of playing. Use the framework to do what you want it to do. The beauty of the OGL or whatever they are calling it now, is that we can all adapt it to what we want.