The Hobbit is one of the first books of fantasy literature that I read, and it was largely responsible for getting me started into gaming as well. If I had not followed Bilbo on that mad adventure, I might never have been excited to dive into the Caves of Chaos or any of the other fantastic places I've been in the last thirty-five years.
When I saw the Lord of the Rings movies, I was pleased and excited to see how Peter Jackson brought the novels to life, even with the editorial changes he made to make them fit his vision on film. After seeing this trailer, I am even more excited to see The Hobbit. I literally got chills up my spine when the dwarves started singing!