I’m def #4 until they started talking about outmoded production stuff and dissing the author.
Funny thing #confession : never finished reading LOTR.
Read the Hobbit. Liked it. 1/2 of book one of LOTR. Got bored. Raised with the mythology around me. [all my friends played versions of D&D and I was an early gamer so the lore gets infused in you]. Might have seen part of a cartoon once. Saw many spoofs. Saw Movie 1 but not 2 3 or Hobbit movie.
Yet, know the story. Sacreligious but it’s my confession.