Same here. I know what you're talking about. @ KT: I don't think that any of us are arguing that sending nasty emails is a good idea. It's unbearably rude and inconsiderate. I just bitch on forums, lol. My whole point is though that you do have to keep in mind that some of these fans HAVE been waiting for nine years. AFFC isn't the book it was supposed to be - it IS half a book. Many favorite characters, such as Tyrion, Dany, and Bran, never showed up in AFFC. True, it's as long as ADWD. But it's certainly not what he'd originally promised the fans. Also, GRRM > Erikson in terms of character development imo ;P In terms of world-building, I'd argue for Erikson. Although really, if we're going to get into supercharacterdevlopment, Khaled Hosseni forever. Ella would agree with me.