I seem to recall saying somewhere that this character deserved a thread of his own.
At first, I wasn't sure if I liked him. He seemed a bit "in your face" if you will, you know, like those people you meet for the first time who are trying a little too hard to be friendly. And to me, he seemed just a little patronising - educating the poor ignorant mortals in the proper way to live.
But as the stories moved on, he "grew on me", until his death scene almost broke my heart. He sacrafices his life for Beren, without understanding that he will never meet him again. Tragic.
As I said in the Beren thread, it is very sad that Beren and Finrod will be forever separated - Finrod wandering the gardens of Aman and Beren in whataver fate there is for mortals. I too would like to think there would be an exception in some cases and mortals and elves could meet again. Would love to read Eryan's story!
Still, perhaps Finrod will find consolation in the company of some of Beren's decendants (who would never have been born without his sacrafice).
For me Finrod always was an Elven Faramir, a model hero.
I often tried to imagine how he fares how in Valinor. We only learn that he "walks with Finarfin his father". And what about Indis, his love who did not follow him into exile?
Did they meet? What did they have to say to each other?
And what they are doing in Valinor, all these Elves... besides walking? You know, I once imagined that Yavanna created coral reefs there with plenty of magic fish and other creatures... Just imagine Elves snorkelling among all these fairy-tale fish!