Welcome to Silverlode and LotRO! Yes, this game is fantastic. I think you'll find that Turbine has done an amazing job writing a great story (do the epic quests!) that really pulls you into Middle Earth and makes you feel like you're an important behind-the-scenes character whose successes ultimately make the success of the Fellowship possible, even if they might not know it themselves. Not to mention that it's a very solidly crafted MMO with interesting classes and mechanics.
Ulver - 85 Runekeeper | Grevling - 85 Burglar