Zubon of "Kill Ten Rats" has written an interesting article
on Monster Play in Lord of the rings so I linked it here:
I did some monster play the last two days, joined a tribe, and as Robert Frost said: "That has made all the difference" Things are much better when your raiding and especially when your fighting freeps(the Free Peoples of Middle Earth) or taking keeps. So take the "road less traveled by" and play lotro and roll a monster and join an actual tribe, they will help you get the hang of things in a giant raid of drooling fangs and dripping claws.
By the way I tried out the orc defiler (the new monster class) and hes a decent healer but super wimpy in most other regards until he is ranked up and since nobody has them ranked yet they are all wimpy right now. (but useful)