People have said that 4e is no different than previous editions in preserving verisimilitude. I beg to differ.
Edit to add: The comments there are a microcosm of the edition wars. What I don't get is the people who say, "If you don't like 4e, don't write about it!" Has criticism suddenly become the sole province of the loyal fans? That doesn't make any sense at all. Should Roger Ebert only review movies that he likes?