Personally, I'm more miffed that the theatrical cut, the version of the film that was nominated for 13 oscars, got a lousy-enough transfer to warrant a tier copper ranking.
To me, the lack of absolute white in FOTR's extended blu-ray transfer is the only sign there may have been a screw-up. But who knows? Maybe Jackson and Lesnie intended this. I don't see a blanket tint, that's for sure. The green is more prominent in the Shire daytime exteriors than in previous transfers, but Caradhras looks blue, not green. As for brightness issues, we've seen comparisons between the transfers showing there is actually more clarity during certain scenes in the extended. Dig up eric.exe's fotr theatrical screenshot thread, cinema squid's theatrical screenshots and the shots from the extended at blu-ray.com. Closeups of Aragorn looking at weathertop and of Arwen at the Ford of Bruinen look hands down better in the extended transfer.
We have to remember that the previous transfers are not only telecines of filmouts of the DI, but telecines of filmouts of the incomplete DI. That's two huge variables to take into account. This straight-from-the-DI transfer was always gonna look different.
Also, didn't someone in this thread talk about how Towers and King always looked a lot brighter than the first movie even back in the dvd days????