Brandon - you're probably right; I know that many of the readers of LOTR were very happy with the films. Perhaps the best book-to-film adaptation ever?? Even though I haven't read the books, I know that they are pretty faithful - and I respect the hell out of Peter Jackson for that reason. In fact, you really have to commend the guy for the way he wrote the script and the way that he shot it - shooting all three films back-to-back. I'll be interested to see how those films stack up in your early 2000s top ten lists. Which was your favorite? For me, I'd have to go with Two Towers.