I played a lot of pvp before RoS was released. It was not that bad. I mean it was far from being true PVP but it was somewhat balanced and could be fun.
Here are two of my videos made back in 2013 that show how barb and monk were pretty balanced going against each other.
If you read Tolkien 9:4-7 it tells you that the Ents, although peaceful trees, have the power to rip entire boulders out of the ground. That's quite scary.