Actually the FAQ is wrong.
Where it says: "Presuming you are using a standard installation, the typical default install path is...", it SHOULD say "REGARDLESS of where you install your game, the REQUIRED location to use is..." (or some such, and with all the attendant subsequent corrections also made).
Not everyone uses default installations, so anyone who doesn't, who reads the above in the FAQ, will encounter the same problem I have.
As soon as I made the change to 1.0 that Kaylen suggested AND moved the files away from the directory where I'd installed LOTR and into the directory indicated in the FAQ, the mods appeared in the game.
Not sure what causes this problem, but from what I remember of WOW modding, the version number in an XML always needs to correspond with the version of the game. (This is why Blizzard included the option in its mod page to allow us to (attempt to) run outdated mods.)
Not entirely sure this answers the question, but maybe?
Last edited by Ernest : 04-01-2007 at 07:52 AM.