I don't think it's possible to appease the book fans. Seriously, a wind lance? I understand that movies have to change things because it's a different audience, but I think PJ went too far with a wind lance.
Maybe if I had never read the book I could be happy with the changes.
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!"
[I][FONT=comic sans ms][COLOR=#ffff00]Continuing the never ending battle to keep Lobelia Sackville-Baggins in check[/COLOR][/FONT][/I]