Try playing a few games as wood elves. You'll change your mind about it just being dice rolling and huge blocks of infantry then! (Well, that or you'll be dead in short order)
But I get what you're saying. In 8th especially, the rules support giant hordes of grinding troops, rather than the older, lighter playstyle. I *have* heard rumours that when/if 9th appears, the rules will shift back in favour of small, quick, skirmish style units and terrain-utilizing tactics. Which would be nice.