@#6: Interestingly enough, that's exactly the thing that turned me off as well. I've been a fan of Tolkien for a good while, and whatever LotRO was, it wasn't anything Tolkien. I could nitpick a lot about small details that were just beyond wrong (like the size of the world... seriously, less than 5 minutes to get from Hobbiton to Bree on a horse??) but mostly the look and feel overall was just wrong. Even the movies were better in that regard.