I just have to write this for the record because of my earlier critical email in regard to TTT, which was written partly as a knee-jerk reaction to the idea that the Saruman episode was to be dropped from the cinema version of ROTK.
I have now watched the EDVD and it has made me reverse my opinion of the film. The story here is so much more cohesive, and many 'missing' elements and explanations have been put in - even if it is only through the addition of a few words, as in the case of the scene with Saruman and the wild man.
Even the Arwen scenes now seem acceptable, probably because the balance of the film is so much better. I think Faramir has been resuced from disaster (he should be a very popular figure in ROTK) and the material added to the Eowyn and Aragorn scenes is great. (It is nice that they've managed to put in some background information about Aragorn, like, for instance, that he is 87 years old.) It was also pleasing to see the Huorns (however briefly), and to get the explanation from Legolas that the Elves originally awoke the woods.
The quality of the EDVD is absolutely superb.
I really wish PJ/CL would make it up with each other. PJ has always been so complimentary of CL's work - and I think his admiration did come from the heart - and this whole mess must be the result of some awful misunderstanding. It has rather soured the experience of watching these films for some people (most of the comments from people on the petition are reasonable, although as someone said on these boards, there are some Orks there too), and it would really help if there was some resolution to the problem.