Stone Dog said:A lot of them done on purpose too. Take the character named "Crimson Banner Executioner." He cuts through red tape.
Well, there are Bureaucracy charms for doing exactly that.
I'll echo the sentiments of others here - the power scale is completely different. Experienced Solar Exalted can walk into a city and become its rulers in less than a day - not because they defeat the rulers in combat (though that's a possibility too), but because they convince everyone in the city that they would be the best rulers ever through sheer force of personality and convert everyone in it to become their fanatic followers.
I mean, sure, high-level D&D characters get powerful. But not that powerful, and their abilities get nowhere near as over-the-top.
But I do think that Exalted can serve as a useful inspiration - not for their powers, but for the idea that powerful characters can and should be able to change the world. Too often high-level D&D characters are content to wander around the world or get sent on assorted quests by others. It's far less common that they decide to take charge and change the world as they think is best.