If u are an active raider u might find that quality has dropped alot since the good old days. That said Helm's deep are coming this fall and i have high hopes for that.
If u are a casual player on the other hand Lotro is still the best game out there. With a fantastic storyline (last update Riders of Rohan brought us back to the story around the parting of the fellowship, afther a detour in dunland and isengard), as always beatiful scenery and a good community(though we are abit fewer)
I have played since 2008 and are still active with all classes at level 85, my main server is Eldar, but i have some toons on Gilrain aswell.
I've tried many MMO's the past years(GW2, star wars, rift,D&D etc) but i always end up back in middle earth after a few weeks