Linenberger is great. He takes the best of GTD and other methods and integrates it into an MS Office environment. Not true that he has you put everything on the calendar. In fact, he makes a point of allowing you to create tasks with no due (or "do") date. If you still tag them with categories (ie projects or GTD contexts), they show up as potential tasks. That is, a little project plan or brainstorm. If you format the task list as he suggests you have a nice sorted list of completed items (which you can turn on or off), potential next actions, and next actions that you have committed (with a date) to do. I use this view for my weekly review. It even supplants project management software for all my simple to moderately complex projects.
I highly recommend taking a look at Linenberger. Be patient and go through the step-by-step instructions on setting up a couple of views. Then, you will have learned how to get the views you want and can skip over subsequent instructions, concentrating on the principles.