I don't really understand the hate towards The Hobbit trilogy. They weren't comparable to the Lord of the Rings, but they were still good films to watch and enjoy. I didn't even think the script or acting was bad either, whereas the Star Wars prequals had both. As SasaM97 said, they were great when you were about 10 but looking back they're pretty terrible (Except Attack of the Clones. I and III are watchable, but II...).
Would you pay less for a humanities degree?