Its very MMO, but it has its places. I also tried the board game and really did not like that - it definitely took the magic away and made it war gaming + the endless pursuit of pluses that is 4e.
4e is way to much like playing a online game to me. Every thing is cookie cutter and over powered. The main loss in 4e leveling and aquiring of power, becuase whats the point of playing when you start out as monster slaying badass.