4E For me is Good I like it allot although I only started Playing D&D in October 2007 while 3.5 was still the big game and i found hmmm for me there both good 4e and 3.5 found character creation in 4th ed easy then 3.5 mainly because the format of writing is easy on me eyes since i have Dyslexia did I spell that write?
I mean yes when you look at adventures for 4th they are a lot different a in terms of roll playing etc, etc. But for me as a DM or GM I still follow the old rule.
A Product of Your imagination
And as for easy to run adventures for new players goodmans 4e games are a GODsend or a god.
Easy to read lots of Fun and I dare say Fantastic ARTWORK if its one thing that dose it for Me its Art Work and new monster index is nice as well I say this with tears in my eyes not because I want to make crowd arousing speeches but because my Cat Merlin has just jumped on my knee digging his Sharp claws into me kneeee OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
Yes there is blood aww my little Rakshasa
at the london club i atend there was for a while when 4th was relised many many Arguments on our site there drawing swords but sadlyy to my blood thirsty eyes it did not happen
and many peopel did not come back due to 4th being the new thing but there was still 3.5 games one i'm still a player in now level 7 palidin
good fun and the DM is COOL and down to earth and likes both editions and makes his 4th game more role plaing and epic then number crunching.