Fourth Edition D&D was another game that at first glance turned me off. All I saw in it was a tactical miniatures game and it had so much influence from MMOs that I just didn't want anything to do with it. So for the longest time I have avoided it like the plague.
A few months ago now I started reading around a little about it. And I got thinking. Our group are all ex-MMO players (some still play them) and love tactical miniature games. Maybe if Wizards had not called it D&D but called it D&D tactics we would have tried it. So I figured it is worth giving it a fair shake for what it is, not what it isn't.
To my surprise the game is a hit with us. We are well into a long term game and this is our current game at the moment. No this game is not 3rd edition, no its not an in depth story telling system. What it is is action and adventure. I really must say as a GM it really is less of a chore to run than other systems. No matter how you slice it 4E fits our casual play style just fine. For us at least the fun factor is there.