I have all three LORT movies in extended version, with the behind the scenes and the little figurines/miniatures (Gollum and Minas Tirith). Watched them many times, and still gonna continue watching them. I have a rule which is to watch every LORT movie at least once every year, I've been doing that since the first one came out xD I just need to watch the Return of the King this year.
Yes. I took a Tolkien Mythology course at my college because I needed to take an elective and thought it'd be fun. I already knew some of the books, but we also talked about the Unfinished Tales, The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth.
The lord of the rings first time is a unforgettable film, better than the others, by far. But it gets so much marketing traction that overtime its gets overplayed which could potentially make some prefer The Hobbit a little more