That's all fair enough. I don't think it's a bad thing by the way. Much better to be doing that and being where you are than being Norwich and where THEY are.
I'd argue that we are playing a combination of the two styles this season.
We do play some long balls but they are often cross field switches of play, not the route one speculative style favoured by West Ham. The main improvement this year has been the defence. Last year at this stage we had the worst defence in the league and this season we have the best only conceding two in the league all season.
Having seen us play West Ham this season I think it's unfair to suggest we play anything like them.
My own slice of the internet is here: http://www.maulsquad.com - it isn't very good.