Others don’t seem to worry about the continuity errors. I do. Biggest problem for me is that it comes off as a real movie, but does not at all get close to Peter Jackson’s original, which was fantastic and in itself flawless. If the intention was to create a workprint of how LOTR would have looked if it was closer to the books, it should look like one and present itself as one. Now it is just the lesser version of the original. Closer to Tolkien? Probably, but not better.
I don’t get it why people are praising these edits so much.