MasterMischief, I hate to break it to you, but Pathfinder fixed nothing. It 'nerfed' a few things (Power Attack, I mean really, was increasing the miss chance for extra damage REALLY that overpowering? Really?) and powered up other things. Wizards still have some save or die/suck spells, magic is still overly necessary.
This proves a few things though: A) Gamers HATE change. Despise it. All Paizo did was redress the D20 SRD (There are some spots in the PRD that are word for word copied) and people bought it. B) With the right 'big names' and marketing, people will believe anything. And C) Paizo has no idea how to right a game system (Go read Hideous Laughter on the PRD, just go.)
If they are happy with the system, more power to them, but for me, the same issues you have MasterMischief, I do as well. And I DON'T LIKE 4e AT ALL, IT'S NOT MY FANTASY GAME. I'll happily play in it, with the right people, but it's not what I want in a D&D game.
Maybe I should continue MY 3.x hack at some point...