It depends on how you wish to play. If you want to take the grind your own way, you'll play similar to how it used to be.
However if you're going for the fastest possible route, then you're going to reach level 200 without touching most of the game.
As I had mentioned to someone else who wondered how maple is; The difficulty of the game is totally dropped aside from bosses, due to the many methods to increase stats beyond the threshold of what normal mobs can handle.
In that sense the game will never be as grind heavy or spam heavy as it used to be. Most things die in just a couple hits or instantly, instead of 3~6 like I remember doing.