I started reading the WoT back in about 2000. They were so engaging. The characters were deep, the story fresh, and the world was fleshed out and brought to life in a way that many SF/Fantasy authors fail to do. Then Robert Jordan, God rest his soul, realized that his books were all best sellers and that with every passing volume the size of his bank account grew by exponential numbers. It was 'round about book 6, Lord of Chaos, that he started spending colossal amounts of time describing the events of characters that did not have any relevance to the story. Then around book 7 and 8 he started spending several pages describing the inlay on someones boot, or the floral pattern on someone's shawl, or they way someone mouth was set just so--as if he had forgotten that we, the constant reader, had an ability to visualize what people looked like, how they were dressed, and what their expressions would be given a certain situation. That all culminated in book 10, the Crossroad of Twilight, the entirety of which is spent describing the clothes, facial expressions, and general attitudes of characters we did not care about and had little or no bearing on the story. Not to mention that not a goddamn thing happens ( I would strongly recommend reading a summary of book 10 on wikipedia or some such, because the time you will spend agonizing over the 850 page volume could be spent doing something much more engrossing and worth while...like home brewing!) I'm in book 11 now and so far things have taken a turn for the better. I hope it carries through into the final volume. Mr. Jordan left Sanderson a mess, with plots and sub-plots (and sub-sub-plots), and I hope he's up to the challenge. I would hate to have wasted 10 years of my life for a lousy ending.
Read The Song of Ice and Fire. Now those books are phenomenal.