Could never understand Sauron myself either! Or even Saruman for that matter. What was Sauron other than some entity who had ugly dumb orcs do his bidding!? What was Saurons motivation!? Why did he want to hang around with orcs trolls and ringwraiths that screamed at every little thing they saw!? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
Sauron was 'evil' in the way you'd say a large corporate company like Nike are 'evil'! I'm not afraid to pick up a pair of Nikes, though I wouldn't wear the accursed things!
A far more menacing character is a human one, with dark thoughts, and evil schemes, a subtle manipulator who does what it takes to take power. Not some bodyless lighthouse with an army of unwashed nobodies! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/evilgrin1.gif" alt="" />