In the book, Elrond is- to say the least- hesitant in letting Pippen travel with the fellowship- citing that they were too young and niave to make the journey to Mordor. Although it is not said aloud by Elrond, one of the others (Gandalf, Aragorn- i forget which) mentioned Gorfindel as a possible canidate to take Pippen's place. It would make sense to me that Elrond would send his 'captain of the gaurd' per say (based on his seating on the right hand of Elrond at the feast-- a position typically regarded as second-in-command) with the fellowship. His skills would have been far better suited to the journey. So, what do you all think would have changed if Glorfindel had taken Pippen's place?