I really don't think it's any worse. In the old, old days, chaos was evil and law was good. The nine point scale didn't really help either.
Like, is chaos and law the only difference between the revolutionary and the system? The revolutionaries have a system of their own, they just haven't instituted it in society yet. So how can you call a rebel 'chaotic'?
Like the fucking drow for example. How the hell do they have a "chaotic evil society"? Society is by definition founded on laws.
The only thing i like about 4E alignments is that there are less of them. Maybe by 5E we can get rid of four more.