Finally! The kids are old enough to really get into playing D&D with me (although according to many that I met at Gen Con this year, my youngest, age 5 when she started playing, is one of the youngest D&D players heard of). D&D 4E has made the game even more accessible for players of all ages. This is, not to say that D&D 4E is 'simpler' that previous editions. All the complexity of character and design are there but the whole package is easier to understand and, thus, easier to introduce to a younger crowd.