Sometimes developers will post in the forums addressing why they haven't fixed a certain bug, glitch, or exploit and promising to get right on it. I dunno if Turbine is one of these so I'll ask. Does anyone know what Turbine's stand on the ettenmoors is? Has Sapience or a developer said anything about why they don't devote more attention to the ettenmoors?
The only valid excuse I can come up with is that they have a crippling fear of money since a properly balanced and well maintained ettenmoors could be a trump card that they can use for a +5 will saving throw bonus against end-game stagnation. Could be...currently isn't. It gives me a +5 reflex saving throw to stop money from leaving my wallet instead. Sorry I've been playing D&D too much recently.