The ring was destroyed after three attempts, maybe four. The best in show was the number of characters who could not destroy the ring (too corrupted) or fell into Mount Doom trying. Gollum would as well be slain.
The path of transformation may not be taken by good men. They also ended up thee with a good ring and seven evil bearers.
Mt Doon redux worked, but the White Wizard would eventually rule.
The real solution is the Ice Drake, lose one guy running north rather than three whole parties going south.
Now that dice, dice, dice is out of our system, we can go back to free-style and Outlands. New level zero, fresh start characters. Expect the same carnage as One Ring.