This is the one game that I am actually playing right now, and enjoying. The other systems have lost just about all of their lustre for me. I love how magic is very limited (I'm looking at you, WFB 8th ed.), and the 'might/will/fate' poker match!
There are very few, if any, "I have unit X, therefore I win" units in LOTR. Now that Army of the Dead can be fielded with anyone (and have real weapons and cavalry!), it really sets up my armies moving forward. I have a giant Easterling army that needs to be painted, tons of other Dwarves, Elves and scratch sculpted treemen, you name it!
Here are some older minis: