Originally posted by Lord Aragorn
Sauron decieved a few men and elves... Melkor deceived the Eldar of Valinor and had the, sorry for bluntness, "balls" to parade into Valinor, a gigantic evil spider in tote, kill the Two Trees and steal the Silmarils, the most precious things to the Eldar then head back to ME knowign the Noldor would come along only to meet their doom. So what if he was taken down eventually, the Vala themselves had to come in and kick his butt. Sauron allows two hobbits and a small army of men destroy him in the end. Melkor was far smarter in my opinion, as was he more powerful.