Not sure what LOTR you’re playing but i have access to two that have been routed and beaten up beyond belief and they still play amazing and are much more reliable than some of the new nonsense being pumped out by stern. The code is a masterpiece, theme integration is top notch and the playfields aren’t pooling and chipping around posts.
But sure... the ‘quality’ of JP2 is better LOL. Whatever gets you through the night.
(And i love JP2. But stern isn’t making them like they used to unfortunately)