Why is it you can't criticize Peter Jackson's LOTR trilogy without being dismissed out of hand.
I enjoyed all three films, but I don't think they were as good as they could have been and a few iconic moment were mishandled - Eowen, Faramir etc.
However, I think that he might do a good job with the Hobbit as it is a simpler story and less indepth. I'm pleased with the casting too. I guess that puts me in the excited camp.