Shadows of Mordor has nothing to do with how I feel about MMOs, which is I'm tired of them after playing for 15 years. I love LOTRO, and will play until they turn off the porch lights, but that's it for me as for as MMOs go. Too much like a job as you said.
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