I can totally see how that could get annoying, but for me I don't really mind all the dragging on . . . I do wish it were a bit faster paced, and Sanderson does seem to have greased the wheels a bit the last few books . . . of course I'm just beginning Gathering Storm so I have a lot of words ahead of me to see if that grease is working :P I dunno . . . if a book is great and I love it I don't want it to end, and I'm sad when it does end. For me the WOT series its just good enough that the good outweighs the length of it . . . so my enjoyment outweighs the impatience I guess . . .