You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run...
I found the Secret Road with relative ease. It was disappointing as a Secret Underground road, just very dark and twisty. Orvar was impressed, but I couldn't see much of anything.
Then I take on a level 60 semi-elitish thing like a scorpion without the curvy tail they usually have. I could have beat him, but my controls froze up. As these things go, the monster could still attack. Then I was dead, but everything was frozen and I couldn't even get out of the game.
I finally exit and go back in, and I'm way back in the Great Delving, 860 frustrating meters away.
I'll come back to this another time. I ported to Lothlorien, which has never looked so open and beautiful, despite the whole yellow thing. Lovely Lothlorien.