I read the books quite some time ago, 20 years or so. I have also seen the first and second movie (going to see the third tonight!
) Anyway, my point is that there is so much detail in the books that you couldn't possibly cover everything, even in a mini-series. I think Peter Jackson did a fantastic job considering the approx 10 hours he had to squeeze everything together.
On another note Peter Jackson certainly shows George Lucas a thing or two about movie making. GL is taking a total of 9 years to make 3 movies about a story to which we already know the outcome. It's just my opinion but he should have left the Star Wars series alone, E1 and E2 were awful and I won't waste money on E3....I'll by a lens filter or something instead