liking the books doesn't mean they like the card game... or any of the games, for that matter.
there have been plenty of "meh" lord of the rings games through the years; some of which never took off, others that made some success and went away a little later; such is life
Interesting, for the physical version I'd find different editions interesting. For the Multiplayer not so much, because it might split the audience (and just switching artworks probably wouldn't always work because the lore is different, and some characters will probably make more sense with different abilities)
As i see on facebook page there were added some abbilities like dwarf, elf and man union. At least there are new abbility icons for that. Also leaders has their own power points and new weather card was showed.