Specifically, I’m concerned with the fate of Men had the Noldor never returned. The Valar seemed content to live in the bliss of Valinor with the Eldar with little concern for the happenings outside of Aman. So, had the Noldor never returned to contest Melkor and Sauron and eventually spawn Eärendil, the Sindar and Men surely would have been easily defeated. Melkor would have ruled the entire world outside of Aman. And what bothers me is the Valar seemed content to let that happen had the Noldor just stayed in Valinor. Now I understand abandoning the Sindar and other dark elves to their fate because they refused the summons, but Men were never summoned anywhere or offered protection from the Valar. I just think it’s kind of disloyal to Eru to care so much about his first-born, but not his second-born. As long as their favorites were safe in Valinor, who cares about Men, right? I guess I would have been a Kingsman. Haha.