I feel it had it's day, a year or two after Return of the King came out it was starting to feel like they were scraping the barrel a bit. The White Dwarf articles felt more and more like they were straining for content, scenarios and settings got repeated, we saw the fifth pose of the same model. Then came WotR, which felt even more like it was trying to force something new out of the system. Like Odin, a large part of my original interest was in the scenarios.
I'd like to emphasise: I think LotR rules and models are both very good, and if anyone else has loved the progression and felt it has gone from strength to strength, then good for you. I'm not attacking fans. I'm just saying how I felt about it.
As to the lack of coverage right now, at first it may have just been not having a lot more they could do. Now I'd say it's saving up for The Hobbit, which will probably be a big shot in the arm for the system.