I can only recommend this to rabid fans and completists. But I certainly enjoyed reading it again. There's lots of LotR background here, and fleshing out of certain stories (the death of Theodred for one, and the backstory of Galadriel & Celeborn). I liked how Christopher Tolkien presented numerous forms of a story, if numerous forms were found in his father's notes. I remain torn about how JRRT would have felt about all of his marginalia being edited & published, but it doesn't really matter and is only idle speculation. I say it adds to the canon, and therefore it's okay by me.