What I found so funny about the 4e = MMO meme that people parroted was that I could, personally, map the four basic classes in 3e to WoW and EQ equivalents much more easily.
High Armour, low Damage? WoW Warrior in Protection, or 3e Fighter. Unless you went Power Attack+Greatsword, then you were an Arms Warrior.
Positional High Damage, medium Armour? Rogue. Rogue. (At least in the beginning, most of the rogues massive damage in WoW was from behind. And SA in 3e only works in certain situations. Some of which is DM's call. Not that anyone actually paid attention to that part... Other than me...) Hell, the term Rogue meaning stealth based fighter with thief skills came from 3e.
High Damage, low Armour? Wizard and Mage, they also both have a lot of utility 'crowd control' effects too.
The Cleric used to throw me for a counterpart in WoW, although EQ's was pretty analogous. Then I realized that a true D&D style Cleric was a Holy Paladin! Heavy Armour, able to Heal, and do obscene amounts of damage? Even had some Crowd Control in there!
So to ME, this 4e is a WoW-clone BS, was just that. If anything, 3e should have gotten that label. Except that... WoW came after it.