I wouldn't so much crap on it. Overall, it was a very good set of novels. But there were definitely some pretty annoying things about it. My top three:
1) All the singing in Fellowship.
2) The structure of The Two Towers (Specifically: Tell the entire story of one half of the split group. Then go back in time and tell the entire story of the other half. Reader must pay obsessive detail to minutia in order to get the two halves time-synced.)
3) Aragorn can't ever just tell anyone his name. It always has to be: "For I am Aragorn, Son of Arathorn, descendent of Isildur and heir of Elendil and the kingdom of Gondor; for behold, I hold the sword that was once broken and is now reforged." Gods. Can you imagine if Peter Jackson had subjected us to *that*? The movies would all be an extra half-hour long just to let strider introduce himself.