I'm a newer player, been playing a couple months and I LOVE lotro. I was really excited when I saw the Mithril Edition because it would get me a lot of the stuff I'd just spend time doing deeds upon deeds upon deeds to get as I can't afford to go VIP, but it would be well worth my money to buy everything that comes in the bundle and would get me almost everything I really want anyways. Is it coming out in Canada?
You can probably find it at an online retailer, if it is not for sale in your area.
I recommend doing most if not all the Free content and then:
It is probably worth going V.I.P. for 1 month. 10$ is not a lot and it unlocks a lot of things that become important. You also get 500 TP which is basically worth the 10$ you spend, and almost enough for a quest pack.