Let's start today's column with a couple presuppositions. Number one: There is no set standard for being a "true" Tolkien fan. There's always someone out there who knows more than you, thinks that he is more faithful to the source material, and considers themselves better than you in this regard. Like any fans, Tolkien-ites (Tolkkies?) are diverse. They may share the same passion, but they come to it from different backgrounds and with different standards.
Number two: Turbine is not out to molest the corpse of good ol' J.R.R. by turning Lord of the Rings into a farce.