I am a huge fan of The LOTR trilogy. I've seen those movies so many times, I have some lines memorized, lol. I also really enjoyed The Hobbit. Not only was it a great story, but it was some of the most beautiful film making, just like LOTR. A bonus was that I saw it in IMAX 3D, which really brought the experience to life.
I loved The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy but I have heard people say that the hobbit was pretty bad because it did not follow the storyline of the book. I am also talking about the new one that came out a couple days ago and NOT the 1977 one.