You know what, I realized I shouldn't be all that negative. Fallout 4 has its good points, too. It's a much better action game than it is an RPG, that's for sure. The combat, for one thing, feels amazing, if you rate it like an action game's combat. The companions are also great. Heck, I thought the factions, despite (IMO) not making much sense half of the time, were pretty interesting in concept. The game did convince me to support the "evil" faction, after all.
I just feel like Bethesda shouldn't have ever purchased the Fallout brand and turned it into what it's now. Especially since the former Fallout devs a) wanted to buy the IP as well b) actually got to work on a Fallout game after that, and, despite the deadlines set by Bethesda, made one of the best Fallout RPGs (and western RPGs overall, I dare say) ever. (New Vegas)
TLDR: Fallout 4 isn't IMO a bad game, but I can't support it because of what it could have been, had Bethesda not purchased the brand instead of the former devs. It has very little of what made Fallout Fallout and it feels more like a reskin of a generic semi-randomly generated/leveling/item looting/questing action game.