I hate to say it, but after several games, I just couldn't get into either. LOTR I had no idea what I was doing, but struck me as nothing special (blasphemy!). Spider Man, the layout looked cool, I like AFM (which shares a similarity in design), and I'm a Steve R. fan. But again, couldn't get into the game and didn't find the magic that everyone else on this board seems to have found. I walked away happy that I purchased an IM instead of the other two.
So what am I missing?
Of interest- Pinburgh had many of the newer Sterns lined up together. The lineup was: BDK, Avatar, SM, NBA, IM, IJ. From my observations, IJ was played the most, followed by Avatar and IM tied. BDK got some play, but SM was almost always left by its lonesome! (to be fair to SM, the sound was turned down so low that you could barely hear it).
And to further deviate from the group on here, I actually really liked CSI!