I do like it so far but I can't help but think that if I had the plans for an atom bomb, say, and Hitler knew I had them, say, I wouldn't wait until after my birthday to get the hell out of Dodge or in this case Hobbiton. Still, no one wants to be the guy who actually has to go to Mt. Doom. Maybe you can get an elf to do it instead and then you can go home (except you sold your house to your horrible aunt, who so far is the only female character).
An unexpected side-effect of reading The Fellowship of the Ring so far is that I constantly have one of two songs in my head. Fortunately they are both good songs, but still. The first is Led Zeppelin's "The Battle of Evermore," which I put on a mix tape in college and listened to constantly, despite having no idea what a ringwraith was, and the second is Flight of the Conchords's "Frodo, Don't Wear the Ring":
And yes, I already love Samwise. It is impossible not to love Samwise.