Also, the whole thing with Arwen doesn't annoy me at all. While I would love to see characters like Tom Bombadil and events like the Battle of Bywater I understand why those weren't put in. As I said, this single point is my main gripe with the movies, but that doesn't mean I don't love them. Oh, and I think Jackson's version of The Hobbit is superior to Tolkien's. I love Tolkien's work, and I'd read The Hobbit and LOTRs before the movies were even announced. The choice to have Azog be a main villain, instead of some random dude that gets pwned by Dain was brilliant imo. It made the entire first act much stronger and will allow us to have a proper villain other than a dragon that's around for just a short time until a guard kills him with a single arrow.
I'm not a purist, and I resent being labeled as such.