A little late to the party (I mean post), but I used the character feature nearly everyday, but I took a hiatus in the spring right before they updated the forums/portal. After that, I find the new home page mostly useless. I used the Character section to see what each character had as far as armor, weapons and jewelry, and used that to determine my crafting needs and which character to log in each time. Without that, and with a seldom-seen lottery, I find there is little reason to log into the portal at all. I'm not a forum addict, and the new forum layout for some reason annoys me, so I log characters occasionally to get a few hobbit presents, and wonder if the trait changes will revitalize my interest or drive me further away.
When I first started playing, my logins and transitions within buildings were so fast, I couldn't read all of the tips. My system is good, but not high-end, and the auto-detect on graphics regularly set me at the highest level. As each new update slowed my system down further and further, I was still able to play the game consistently at the 2nd highest level, except in the Moors.The spring update forced me to switch from High Graphics to the lowest graphic setting for PvE (and no way am I going to try PvM now - I struggled with it on low settings back then, so now I doubt I could even one-on-one without lagging.). After playing almost two years on higher settings, the world now looks horrible. Hard to get excited about LotRO anymore, but I haven't given up completely.
I have CCMSS (Character Creation on Many Servers Syndrome). There is no Cure. Over 80 characters on 12 Servers: Gladden, Firefoot, Landroval, Crickhollow, Riddermark, Silverlode, Arkenstone, Brandywine, Withywindle, Laurelin, Evernight and Eldar before Exodus; after the Diaspora, on all English Servers.