I was hopeful you guys could help me out. I've been trying to decide on my next pin, and had pretty much made up my mind that I wanted a LOTR. I'd be happy with the regular model, but really wanted the limited edition. Well, I made the mistake of discussing my plans with the wife. When she heard the price - she put the brakes on that idea. Plus, my daughter thinks it's 'creepy' - so that was another strike against it.
So I'm asking for sugestions - what would be a close substitute? I want a newer DMD, with a pretty deep rule-set and decent ball times. I really liked all the 'stuff' that LOTR had - it's a pretty complicated playfield and that appealed to me as well. I also liked the theme - but seems I'm the only one in the family that does. I'm guessing SM and IM will be on the short list. I've played both, and they are fun - leaning towards SM over IM. Any other suggestions?