Yet common complaints against 4E were that level one characters were too developed and that 4E spoiled players with powers?I know my shift to wanting lighter systems is new, I still love 4e.
But as others have mentioned, the difference between 4e and P2 seems to be ... generosity to the players? P2 nickel and dimes you to death with feats and an overly prescriptive action economy. 4e PCs feel like they're good to go right at 1st level, never felt that with my P2 experience.
I guess it a "be careful what you wish for" scerienco?