I have just entered so I will just tell what I've seen so far. I just made it through to Eastwade where I've done a few quests. Eastwade looks amazing. I actually stopped questing just to walk around and sight see. There are horses grazing and walking, and the npcs are actually doing things like the laundry. It really feels alive. Who ever did the landscaping did an awesome job. Great artwork.
On a gameplay note, I was fighting one of the mounted Blackarrows and he kept spinning in circles as I was attacking.
I haven't done the Helm's Deep instance so I'll leave that for other people to talk about.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out & proclaiming "WOW, what a ride!"
Continuing the never ending battle to keep Lobelia Sackville-Baggins in check