I have a sneaking suspision that we might have a new RBoE-thing coming up. People judged that book completely by itself, even though it turned out later that DRGIII was going somewhere with it.
Since this is the first of a 5-book series, I think people need to realize that things that make NO sense whatsoever now, might make a lot of sense later on.
In retrospect, I shouldn't have voted just yet. I haven a tendency to not vote for a single volume of a series, untill after I read all of them. I did so with PoN/RtD, and I think I will refrain from voting on the other novels coming up.