My wife is actually really excited about this game, and that makes it a guaranteed sale for me, as I'd love to a have a game we can play together (though she wants to try AGoT).
Tolkien wasn't big on female heroes (which was perfectly understandable considering his generation). However I'm curious if there is going to be at least one female hero? I'm not trying to skew the original setting with political correctness, but a little representation and diversity would be cool. Just a tad.