I find Tolkien's style is one of those love-it-or-hate-it things. I happen to love it. I like writing to be formal and technically correct, it helps me with immersion. If the language is too everyday, it knocks me out of the story. I actually struggle with that a little in Wheel of Time. Jordan is a little too casual with language for my personal taste. Love the story, love the world, love the characters, kind of wish it was written slightly differently.