As for Star Wars vs. LOTR, they're such different types of movies its tough to compare. I will say I thoroughly enjoyed the LOTR movies. But Star Wars is classic, and the characters are iconic.
I'm going to throw a curveball here though:
Darth Maul > Darth Vadar
Let's put the women and children to bed and go lookin' for dinner
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Yuuzhan_Vong <-- They need to bring these guys into the movies. The whole Jedi vs. Sith thing is getting stale.
3/16/14 - More so of a prediction than what I want.
1. Kony Ealy, DE, Mizzou
2. David Yankey, G, Stanford
3. Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
4. Marcel Jensen, TE, Fresno State
5. Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State
6. Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma