This argument tends to have two camps; the avid readers who spend hours a day curled up with a good book, and the people who'd rather just switch off and enjoy a story. Obviously, the readers are going to feel that the books are always better than the movie. They argue that there is much more depth and detail in the book than there can ever be in a movie. On the other end of the spectrum, there are those that would rather just turn their brains off at the end of a long work day and just have a story spoon fed to them. Who cares to read what the food smelled like, it's not THAT important to the story. At the end of the day, I'm a reader, and thoroughly enjoy every nuanced detail of the world that the author has created.