Surprisingly (to me) I agree with a lot of what he said. I'm glad he doesn't want to shoehorn LOTR characters into The Hobbit and I hope that PJ shares that desire, though I rather suspect he doesn't.
I can also see his point about it feeling weird to have another director, though I have mixed feelings on it myself. It would be nice to have common visual and design themes between TH and LOTR, as much as the stories
are different. At the same time, I don't think PJ would let the commonalities stop there and I don't really trust him with the story.
I was so excited for Blomkamp....