Hello all, im just joining the game after playing SWTOR for a while, but being unable to continue due to the lack of Mac compatibility. I was a top ranking pve/pvp'er across all servers, and Id like to see what role i will be most useful as in LOTRO.

From a PVE standpoint, what role is currently holding the highest demand and lowest population-- keeping in mind that there is a difference between "good" and "bad" dps.

In PVP, do tanks have any viability, such as by absorbing damage directed at healers, or is everything pretty much a free for all?

Being new to this environment, i would like to know if there is a FOTM class that I need to be aware of, so that I can avoid it.

Finally, a brief description of professions and their use among different roles would be nice, I got some reading on it, but there wasnt much said about the independent value of each profession.