I don't mind playing Heroes, and in fact that's what I feel most Editions of D&D were.
Try playing a Commoner in AD&D, or only taking the Commoner Class (or any of the other NPC Classes) in 3e. Ugh !!

I'll keep in mind that 4e was designed and intended for that kind of play.

I'll look over the feats, and as much of the other things as possible over the next week.

Thank you all for your help and patience.