That's part of the beauty of Woolly World, though. It's only as difficult as you want it to be. If you can't figure out how to get that bundle of magenta yarn tucked away behind a towering water monster, you can just forget about it and move on.
In large doses, all that fighting can be tiresome, but the best thing about Fallout 4 is that it wants you to have something to fight for—more than just a vendetta, or some life-saving MacGuffin, or the player's own bloodthirsty whims. Grizzled, score-settling lone wanderers will feel at home in The Commonwealth, but this world offers something more: a chance to rebuild, to belong to something bigger than yourself and defend it from all comers. The most you can usually hope for is "This place isn't so bad, for a shithole," but at least it's your shithole.