"His books...[have] not served the genre well. It has been beaten to death. The battle of good and evil is a great subject for any book and certainly for a fantasy book, but I think ultimately the battle between good and evil is weighed within the individual human heart and not necessarily between an army of people dressed in white and an army of people dressed in black. When I look at the world, I see that most real living breathing human beings are grey."
― George R.R. Martin"
I read this as describing that GoT is not like Tolkien's LOTRs. (In the sense that Tolkien's world was very much good guys and bad guys (with the possible exceptions of Boromir, who was probably good but weak, and Saruman (who was good before he came under the sway of Sauron when he used the Palantir)).
LOTRs was a pretty simple story about getting rid of the ring before Sauron could regain it, and a battle of good vs. evil. GoT is much more complex, at both the character level and the good vs. evil level.
All that being said, I don't mean to be harsh, and RCade was a Bombadil for combining your thread with the other.