It's been stated before in other threads, but I'll just say:
Because you're leaving LOTRO doesn't mean you have to leave SSX!
We seem to have active communities in a wide array of games, from what I saw in the general forum there are even some guys getting together to play console games online... Wherever gaming ends up fitting into your life, you might find some peeps to kill things with here. And of course even if you don't clock any time in any games, there are still the forums