Full on Melee is a blast. Any way you decide to play is, really.
So many things you can't play with unless you go to 8, though.
Tempest, Maulgak's maul...
It's the same with the high level bows, and the top tier spells. I had to play multiple times to get it all in.
By the way... Multiple is a mighty understatement. I've played it a LOT 8^)
"Great Gulgren's Sack!"